Roger G. Kennedy: "When Art Worked"

"Northern Minnesota Mine" by artist E. Dewey Albinson, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1898; died in Mexico in 1971. Oil on canvas. Dewey produced this work under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Public Works of Art Project" (PWAP) designed to help foster artists' works for public buildings during the Great Depression. - Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum/Flickr user americanartmuseum

"Northern Minnesota Mine" by artist E. Dewey Albinson, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1898; died in Mexico in 1971. Oil on canvas. Dewey produced this work under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Public Works of Art Project" (PWAP) designed to help foster artists' works for public buildings during the Great Depression.

Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum/Flickr user americanartmuseum

Roger G. Kennedy: "When Art Worked"

How government programs to employ artists served the nation during the Great Depression and could offer a model for creating jobs today. Art and the New Deal.

How government programs to employ artists served the nation during the Great Depression and could offer a model for creating jobs today. Art and the New Deal.

Guests

Roger Kennedy

author and director emeritus of the National Museum of American History; former director of the National Park Service.

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