MetCollects—Episode 9 / 2014: Thomas Hart Benton's Mural America Today Comes to the Met

"Can a work of art have a second life?" Thomas Hart Benton's Mural America Today Comes to the Met

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889–1975). America Today, 1930–31. Mural cycle consisting of ten panels. Egg tempera with oil glazing over Permalba on a gesso ground on linen mounted to wood panels with a honeycomb interior. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of AXA Equitable, 2012 (2012.478a–j)

MetCollects introduces highlights of works of art recently acquired by the Met through gifts and purchases. Discover a new work each month.

Director and Producer: Christopher Noey
Editor: Sarah Cowan
Camera: Wayne de la Roche, Alex Rappoport, Kelly Richardson
Additional Camera: Sarah Cowan, Jessica Glass
Lighting: Ned Hallick, Alex Rappoport, John Roche
Production Coordinator: Stephanie Wuertz
Production Assistants: Maureen Coyle, Kate Farrell, Marina Zarya, Lisa Rifkind
Sound Recording: Tom Myers
Sound Engineering: David Raymond

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