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What is the big deal about the New Deal art?

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WPA and THE TREASURY RELIEF PROJECTS

The intent of projects funded by the WPA and Treasury Department during the depression era was to put people to work and to provide art works for the American people – even in the most remote locations.

“Art in America has always belonged to the people and has never been the property of an academy or class.  The great Treasury projects, through which our public buildings are … decorated, are an excellent example of the continuity of this tradition.”  

Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the dedication of the Museum of Modern Art –New York City.

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commented 2013-12-22 00:15:39 -0800 · Flag
Thank you