On October 17, 1995, the "Meaning of Social Security by Ben Shahn and this Hearing Room lobby were rededicated to the memory of Ben Shahn and all artists whose works of art grace federal buildings by The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the Voice of America, the General Services Administration, and the Department of Health and Human Services.
"... I feel that the whole Social Security idea is one of the real fruits of Democracy. There may be some limitations to my powers of exposition, but at least it is my aim to make the mural a clear and feeling picture of Social Security and, I hope, one that may be understood by average Americans."
-- Ben Shahn, Letter to Edward Bruce, Section of Fine Arts and Painting, July 14, 1941