Patricia Phagan

February 6, 2007

Patricia Phagan, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Frances Lehman Loeb Center at Vassar, talks about the exhibition: For the People: American Mural Drawings of the 1930s and 1940s, on view January 12 - March 11, 2007.

36:02 min

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Thomas Hill said...

Recommended reading:

Alan Lawson, Brief Renaissance: A Depression Memory, The New Arcadian Review 3 (2005).

This is an excellent brief introduction to the New Deal art, literature, and theater programs and their impetus to create a "usable past" that would help to explain the causes for the national calamity known as the Great Depression and prompt memories of cultural values that would bolster restorative wisdom and virtue.