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Federal Art Project: exhibition of graphic arts
Federal Art Project: exhibition of graphic arts
Resource Typeimage
TitleFederal Art Project: exhibition of graphic arts
Coverage / Yearc. 1935 to 1939
DescriptionPoster, color, 56 x 36 cm.
InterpretationPrograms offering remedial education, job training, and career guidance were among the numerous federal programs created to meet the New Deal goal of education of the public. The Workers Education Program was designed to encourage adult education. Other WPA-run programs were the Women's and Professional Division (which provided training in home economics and health care) ands the National Youth Association (which furnished stipends for college students; provided jobs in libraries, museums, and laboratories; and administered apprentice training programs in many occupations.) These posters, with their strong graphic design, proved effective in informing the public about various opportunities available to them through these educational venues. 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
SourcePosters of the WPA by Christopher DeNoon, ISBN 0-295-96543-6, 175 p., 1987 (p.11)
Subject / KeywordsUnited States. Works Progress Administration; Federal Arts Project; Federal aid to the arts--United States; WPA; Posters, American--20th century; Exhibitions
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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