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Art class at WPA/FAP Negro Art Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida
Art class at WPA/FAP Negro Art Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida
Resource Typeimage
TitleArt class at WPA/FAP Negro Art Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida
Coverage / Yearc. 1936 to 1939
DescriptionPhotograph, b/w
InterpretationArt education was an important component of the Works Progress Administration/Federal Arts Project. Artists were assigned to teach classes in settlement houses, churches, YMCA's, public schools, hospitals, and other public agencies. Through this program community arts centers were established. These art centers brought art training and art experience to many people for the first time, including the opportunity to see exhibitions of contemporary American art. The Jacksonville Negro Art Gallery, depicted here, was a tremendous success. From 1936-1939 alone they offered 1749 classes to 15, 654 students. They mounted 56 student exhibitions, 14 state exhibitions and 20 federal exhibitions of art. For more information on the WPA/FAP see image: Holger Cahill.
Lesson Plans / ThemesUnderstanding civilizations through art;
Learning Standards16 History; 25-27 Fine Arts;
Author or CreatorUnknown
SourceArt for the Millions: Essays from the 1930s by Artists and Administrators of the WPA Federal Art Project edited by Francis V. O'Connor, ISBN 0-812-0439-4, 317 p., 1973 (p.217)
Subject / KeywordsUnited States. Works Progress Administration; Federal aid to the arts--United States; Federal Arts Project; WPA;
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library;
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
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