Main Themes, Keywords
narratives of progress and development, Modernism, American history, Regionalism, Social Realism, The American Dream, muralism, industrialization, migration, globalization, consumerism, institutional history, WPA
Selected Readings and Sources
Griffey, Randall R., Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser and Stephanie L. Herdrich, Thomas Hart Benton’s America Today. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, December issue, 2015.
Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945, exhibition at the Whitney: