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AXA Equitable Donates Epic 1920s Mural To Metropolitan Museum of Art

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This Thomas Hart Benton panel, titled “Instruments of Power,” is one of 10 pieces in the artist’s epic “America Today” mural. AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co., which has offices in Connecticut, has donated the mural to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. (Courtesy of AXA Equitable)


AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co. has donated an epic, 10-panel mural of life in the 1920s to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the company announced this week.

The mural, “America Today” by Thomas Hart Benton, is a panorama most recently displayed in the lobby of the insurer’s headquarters, at 1290 Avenue of the Americas. AXA Equitable also has offices in Farmington and Stamford.

The mural was taken down in January 2012 when the building owner renovated the property and has been stored off-site since that time. It was given to the Met in late November.

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