Podcast 57: New Deal Art, Part One


Long ignored and often neglected, the art made during the New Deal was far more impactful for American art than is usually realized. For the first time, the American government supported artists and art through a number of programs that made “American” art for Americans. The result was that a nation was introduced to art which came to towns and cities across the nation. For many Americans in the 1930s, the New Deal art in the local post office was an introduction to the idea of “art.”


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