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Art for the People: WPA-Era Paintings from the Dijkstra Collection

Date
March 6
Time
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost
$25 – $29
Organizer’s Site
https://huntington.org/exhibition/art-people-wpa-era-paintings-dijkstra-collection
Event Series Dates
Through March 18
Drawn from the collection of Sandra and Bram Dijkstra, Art for the People explores paintings created in the United States between the 1929 stock market crash and World War II. The exhibition focuses on federal Works Progress Administration artists of the 1930s and early 1940s who were employed by the government to help stimulate the post-Depression economy. More than 10,000 artists participated, creating works that represented the nation and its people and seeking to express fundamental human concerns, basic democratic principles, and the plight of the dispossessed.

 

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