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New School Office of the President records ➔ The New School Murals of Thomas Hart Benton

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New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997) (publisher)
Thomas Hart Benton (subject)


circa 1972

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An undated pamphlet about the mural series by Thomas Hart Benton commissioned by The New School president, Alvin Johnson in 1930. The pamphlet contains reproductions of the mural panels, and a short essay about the story of the commission by Johnson. The pamphlet was published by The New School, sometime after 1972.

As of 2016 the murals are part of the collection of the Metropolitan Museum, and are on permanent view there.

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