Friday, February 27, 2009

New Deal Paintings

“1934: A New Deal for Artists”
Feb. 27 through Jan. 3, 2010,

The Smithsonian American Art Museum presents New Deal Paintings from the First Federally Funded Art Program in the United States. In 1934, Americans grappled with an economic situation that feels all too familiar today. Against the backdrop of the Great Depression, the U.S. government created the Public Works of Art Program—the first federal government program to support the arts nationally. A selection of paintings made with support from this program will be on view in the exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It will begin a three-year tour of the United States in 2010.

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