Noon Talk: Thomas Hart Benton and The Beauty of Indiana's Constitutional Elm

12:15 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Steinmetz Kellett Gallery, first floor

Under an elm tree in Corydon two hundred years ago, Hoosiers penned what would become the constitution of their state. James H. Madison, Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor Emeritus of History, will discuss Thomas Hart Benton's preparatory studies for the panel in his Indiana Murals that depicts the period when Indiana became a state. The program is presented in conjunction with the Indiana State Bicentennial and has been endorsed as an official Bicentennial Legacy Project. This Noon Talk is in association with an ongoing installation Becoming A State: Studies in Thomas Hart Benton's Indiana Murals, on view now through December 31, 2016. 

Image: Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975). Chronological Study for Cultural Panels 3 and 5 and Industrial Panel 4 Indiana Murals, 1933. Graphite on tracing paper. Eskenazi Museum of Art 87.19.74