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

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.

Timeline of Benton’s America Today on AXA’s website

Thomas Hart Benton’s America Today at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Thomas Hart Benton
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