Thomas Hart Benton Mural

April 1, 1985 – June 30, 1985

Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, Lobby, 2nd Floor, North (Permanent display) Floor Plan

A major mural painting, Thomas Hart Benton's Achelous and Hercules is considered a splendid example of the artist's ability to raise the American experience to the level of myth. Executed in 1947 for a Kansas City department store, the work is 5 feet by 22 feet in size.