"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

Why We Doubt Scientific Findings

Wednesday, Mar 04 2015We live in an age when science and technology touch nearly every aspect of our lives. Yet scientific findings on climate change, vaccines and evolution are increasingly under attack. Why people doubt science.

King v. Burwell And The Future Of Obamacare

Tuesday, Mar 03 2015The Supreme Court takes up a major challenge to the Affordable Care Act this week. The ruling could make health insurance unaffordable for millions of Americans. We take a look at King v. Burwell and the future of the ACA.