| March 29,
Chancellor Brehm considers the case of
the Benton mural
“Social and Industrial History of Indiana,
” by artist Thomas Hart Benton, was commissioned for the Indiana Hall
at the 1932 Chicago World’s Fair and was acquired by IU during the
presidency of Herman B Wells. The entire mural has rarely inspired
indifference, and one of its panels, installed separately in a lecture
room at Woodburn Hall on the Bloomington campus, has been a perennial
point of controversy.
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Photo courtesy of IU Archives
One panel of artist Thomas Hart Benton's "Social and Industrial
History of Indiana" has caused controversy and consternation through
the years because of its depiction of robed Klansmen and a burning
cross (center background). Benton had portrayed Hoosier history,
both positive and negative.
Read about the history of the mural.