New Deal/WPA Art in Clare, Michigan
This Post Office mural was funded by the Section of Fine Arts under the Treasury Department and not the WPA.
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Clare, MI Post
Democratic Vistas: Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal
by Marlene Park & Gerald E. Markowitz
View the photo album of the Gerald Mast Clare murals at: www.flickr.com/photos/fibers developed by Linda Ritz.
Not only does the Clare Middle School (then a high school) have a series of fabulous murals done in 1938 by Gerald Mast, but they are also home to an eight foot sculpture entitiled "Pioneer Mother" by Samuel Cashwan. Murals and sculpture were dedicated at the same time on November 11, 1938.
There was a special ceremony about the continued restoration of the Mast murals on Saturday, September 4, 2004.
"$20 million murals at school belong to U.S. government:
WPA works display Michigan City's Heritage," The Blade (Jan. 15, 2004):
An interesting article about the four murals in the Clare Middle School auditorium done by Gerald Mast in 1938. (pdf 976kb)
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