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A New Deal, A New Art Movement...Digital Exhibit of WPA Prints
A new web exhibit that displays the KSL Special Collections WPA Prints (Works Progress Administration) offers you a window into 1930's America and how Roosevelt's New Deal era supported the arts in a new way. Read the historical background to understand how the new art project reflected and changed the culture, economics, philosophy of the times.
Artists are searchable--check out Kagy's Concrete and Steel (enlarge to see the grain of the paper and ink), Kubinyi's Picasso-like Port of Cleveland, Zuelch's Ontario St. Market or any number of Cleveland scenes in color as well as black and white. Read notes about how over 350 Cleveland artists were employed during the Depression, witnessing area scenes of industry and life for the ages. Enjoy the digital exhibit indefinitely, through the Digital Exhibits in the Special Collections Department of KSL.
Posted by Karen Oye on March 6, 2006 06:28 PM