Indiana University Art Museum Pictures America: Industrial Panel #9

Explore the image Industrial Panel #9 created by Thomas Hart Benton in 1933

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Questions to Consider [show/hide]

Title: Industrial Panel #9
Artist: Thomas Hart Benton
Date: 1933

  1. What is the primary focus of this scene?
  2. What are some of the things people are doing in this scene?
  3. How does Benton comment on the unionization of workers? Do you think his portrayal is positive, negative, or neutral? Base your interpretations on the gestures, stances, and positions of the figures.
  4. How does Benton represent the significant deforestation sometimes associated with industry?

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