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Interpreting Art as History

Click on each panel to see a larger image of that section of the mural and to listen to Bernarda Shahn's description of how the mural was designed and completed. Bernarda Shahn's descriptions begin with the center mural, continue with the right mural, and end with Shahn's depiction.

  • How many of the people or events depicted in the mural can you identify?
  • Describe what you see.
  • How did you come to this conclusion?
  • What questions do you have about this mural?