Art and a Movie: Thomas Hart Benton
2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Pre-screening Talk: Benton's Indiana Murals in Focus
IU Auditorium Lobby
Presented by Nan Brewer, the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art's Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper
Thomas Hart Benton
(1988, 85 min., Rated TV-PG)
Directed by Ken Burns
The Indiana Murals of Thomas Hart Benton: Visions of the Past, Lessons for the Present, and Treasures for the Future
(2001, 41 min., Not Rated)
Produced by Tim Miller and Ralph Zuzolo
This documentary double feature highlights the career of American artist Thomas Hart Benton, a master of Regionalism. Through home movies and interviews, Burns takes viewers on a journey through Benton's life. Miller and Zuzolo focus on a single masterwork: the artist's monumental Indiana Murals currently housed in three locations on the IU campus. The murals' twenty-two panels trace the state's cultural and industrial history from its early native peoples to the Great Depression.
This event is free but ticketed. To acquire advanced tickets please visit the IU Cinema's website.
Art and a Movie is sponsored in part by Marsha R. Bradford and Harold A. Dumes.