"City Activities with Dancehall" was one of a 1930-31 set of murals with the general title "America Today" commissioned for architect Joseph Urban's The New School for Social Research building in the Greenwich Village neighborhood. The murals were later restored and moved to an insurance company's building, finally being donated to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, where they are on view.
It's the nature of murals that they be visually "busy" -- lots of details -- and that is true for the America Today set. In addition, Benton's style featured people in twisted, exaggerated poses, adding to the visual interest, though seeming cartoon-like to some observers.
Being strongly interested in the 1920s and 1930s decades, I was pleased to see the Met's display the last time I visited New York.
The entire mural.
Alvin Johnson who was a founder of The New School. On the mural he is shown by Benton, clinking glasses in a casual toast to the project.
Max Eastman, well known in New York intellectual circles.