This beautiful 1930s mural by Thomas Hart Benton used to be in the lobby of a skyscraper in Manhattan where Microsoft had a couple floors of offices. I made several visits there and I remember being floored the first time I saw this and realized it was by Benton. It’s gorgeous, impassioned, and epic. I’m glad it has a new home at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
“Thomas Hart Benton’s ‘America Today’ Mural Rediscovered” offers a raucous, wide-angle look at America as it entered the Depression.