WPA / New Deal Art
Exhibits & Events!

Koehnline Museum of Art: Upcoming Exhibitions: "Convergence: Jewish and African American Artists in Depression-era Chicago" February 7 - March 28, 2008
During the Great Depression, artists of diverse backgrounds found ways to not only document the pain of the era, but also create images of hope. This exhibition reveals the cooperative spirit that existed between Jewish and African American artists in Chicago during this challenging period of history. Featured African American artists include Charles White, Margaret Burroughs, Bernard Goss, George Neal, and Marion Perkins. Featured Jewish artists include Morris Topchevsky, Mitchell Siporin, Sophie Wessel, Simon Gordon, Joyce Gourfain, and Todros Geller. Experience the stories of young men and women who bravely challenged the conventions and taboos of their age. Public Reception: Thursday, February 7, 5, 2008 - 8 p.m.

November 30, 2006 - Fall 2007 "The Federal Art Project in New Haven: The Era, Art and Legacy"
The New Haven Museum and Historical Society in New Haven, CT opened an exhibit on November 30, 2006 about the Federal Arts Project program in New Haven -- "The Federal Art Project in New Haven: The Era, Art and Legacy." The exhibit will be up through early fall 2007 and includes a salvaged mural; images from the Society's photographic archive showing artists at work and various sites around the city; artists' renderings for a variety of murals and other projects and documents from the FAP administration offices in New Haven. A companion guide has also been produced for people interested in visiting selected mural and public art sites around the city. For more information please visit www.newhavenmuseum.org or call the Historical Society at 203-562-4183.

WPA Art at Millikin University
Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois has 214 works of art by WPA Federal Art Project (FAP) artists - paintings, woodcuts, lithographs, silk screen prints, etc. in their permanent exhibit. Currently on exhibit in its Studio Gallery of the Kirkland Fine Arts Center are twenty-three (23) pieces that have previously never been exhibited.

"WPA - Sin Nombre - Hispana and Hispano Artists of the New Deal"
There is an online exhibit hosted by the Museum of International Folk Art, PO Box 2087, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504 (505 476-1200) at www.wpasinnombre.org which highlights Hispana/Hispano artists in New Mexico. It is the online compliment to the book by Tey Marianna Nunn entitled Sin Nombre: Hispana and Hispano Artists of the New Deal Era (Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press).

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