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"Art in a Day's Work: Prints from the WPA"
2000-06-11 until 2000-09-24
Baltimore Museum of Art
Baltimore, MD, USA

Bold images of factory and construction workers, field workers, and miners join the unemployed and the down-and-out in this exhibition of seventy prints produced during the Depression years. The 57 artists who made these prints were employed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. Many of the artists worked together, teaching each other new printmaking techniques.

As a group, the prints encourage discussion of important issues such as fair labor laws, substandard working conditions, and the debilitating effects of unemployment.

The works on display are part of a collection of 1,000 WPA prints on extended loan to the Museum from the U.S. General Services Administration. The exhibition is curated by Cindy Medley Buckner, BMA Cataloguer for Prints, Drawings & Photographs, and marks the completion of a major cataloguing project funded by the Dave H. and Reba W. Williams Foundation.

IMAGE:
Men Digging.
Marian H. Simpson.
(c. 1936).
The United States General
Services Administration,
formerly Federal Works Agency,
Works Progress Administration,
on extended loan to The Baltimore Museum of Art
(BMA L.1943.9.744).


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