How Millard Sheets turned banks into art spaces

During the 1950s - 1970s, artist Millard Sheets was commissioned to beautify a chain of home savings banks and many other buildings across California, Texas, New York and Ohio. History professor Adam Arenson spent six years researching Sheets’ legacy and mapping his work.

Portrait of author Adam Arenson

Example of Millard Sheets' artwork.
Images courtesy of Adam Arenson.



  • Adam Arenson - Manhattan College; author of “Banking on Beauty: Millard Sheets and Mid-century Commercial Architecture in California.”