"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.

"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.

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.

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Friday News Roundup – International

Friday, Oct 31 2014Iraqi Kurdish soldiers and Syrian rebels join the battle against ISIS in Kobani, the search continues for missing students in Mexico, and the last U.S. Marines pull out of a key base in Afghanistan. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for a conversation about the week's top international stories.

Friday News Roundup – Domestic

Friday, Oct 31 2014Last-minute campaigning with just days to go before the midterm elections. The Federal Reserve ends its bond-buying program. And debate continues over Ebola quarantines in the U.S. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for a conversation about the week's top national stories.