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New School photograph collectionBuildings and campus (NS040101.SII) ➔ Pictorial Journalism Class with Kurt S. Safranski in the Benton Room of The New School

Photographic Material

Related people/organizations

Werner Wolff (photographer)
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997) (commissioner)


circa 1950

Work Type

photographic prints


The photograph depicts a K.S. Safranski's Pictorial Journalism class session in front of the Thomas Hart Benton murals. Benton painted a series of murals, America Today in 1930, to cover each wall of the Boardroom on the 3rd floor of the new building of The New School that was designed by Joseph Urban, and open to the public in 1931. The boardroom was later turned into a classroom. The murals were purchased by AXA (then Equitable Life) in 1984, and donated to the Metropolitan Museum in 2012, where they are on permanent view. Photographer: Werner Wolff from Black Star


A class in pictorial journalism, at the New School for Social Research, leading adult education center in New York, where older students are welcome on equal terms with young people. They may work for degrees - many do - study painting, creative writing, or any of the 400 and more courses in the social sciences and liberal arts offered by the New School. Over 10,000 students attend New School classes each year.

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New School Institutional Collections


box 4, folder 12



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