Margaret Rung, director of the Roosevelt University Center for New Deal Studies, has written an essay about studying New Deal art in Chicago that includes questions and other tools that can help guide the evaluation and interpretation of the Ann Rice O'Hanlon mural in University of Kentucky's Memorial Hall. Some of the questions are summarized below and fall into four categories: Sense of Place, Conflict, Artist Biography, and Art.
Rung, Margaret. "Essay: Three Ways to Study New Deal Art in Chicago." Roosevelt University Center for New Deal Studies. 2016. Accessed February 02, 2016. http://www.roosevelt.edu/CAS/CentersAndInstitutes/NewDeal/HistoryFair/NewDealArt.aspx.