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A Musical Tribute to Thomas Hart Benton

A Musical Tribute to Thomas Hart Benton

With Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band

In 1930, Thomas Hart Benton was commissioned to create a mural for the boardroom of The New School on West 12th Street in New York. Animated by movement and sound, his ten-panel work, America Today, offers a moving narrative of American life in the 1920s and the onset of the Great Depression. Benton's masterful mural also inspires this evening of dance music, as Jazz pianist Orrin Evans leads his Captain Black Big Band in a sizzling rendition of this Golden Age of popular music.

Bring the Kids for $1.

This program is in conjunction with the exhibition Thomas Hart Benton’s America Today Mural Rediscovered, on view September 30, 2014–April 19, 2015. 

Tickets to this event include Museum admission.

Above: Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band photo by Salvatore Corso



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