Dartmouth Murals

The Epic of American Civilization by José Clemente Orozco is one of the greatest examples of murals in the United States of America. It is a treasure located in the library of Dartmouth College. Painted between 1932 and 1934, the mural features stimulating themes and unforgettable imagery that are important for audiences to view, even today.

Caption: José Clemente Orozco “Man Released from the Mechanistic into the Creative Life” 1932 Fresco [Commissioned by the Trustees of Dartmouth College]

Mural images from José Clemente Orozco’s The Epic of American Civilization, 1932–34, fresco, reserve reading room, Baker Library, Dartmouth College. Commissioned by the Trustees of Dartmouth College (14. Hispano-American)

Mural images from José Clemente Orozco’s The Epic of American Civilization, 1932–34, fresco, reserve reading room, Baker Library, Dartmouth College. Commissioned by the Trustees of Dartmouth College (14. Detail from “Hispano-American”)

Mural images from José Clemente Orozco’s The Epic of American Civilization, 1932–34, fresco, reserve reading room, Baker Library, Dartmouth College. Commissioned by the Trustees of Dartmouth College (20. “Modern Industrial Man II”)

Mural images from José Clemente Orozco’s The Epic of American Civilization, 1932–34, fresco, reserve reading room, Baker Library, Dartmouth College. Commissioned by the Trustees of Dartmouth College (7. Detail from “Departure of Quetzalcoatl”)

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