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The Arts and the WPA

Katie Blog, Creativity, Culture, Wide-Awakeness Project Leave a Comment

I am fascinated by the role of the arts in the Works Progress Administration of the 1930s. Billions were invested in putting unemployed Americans back to work within the WPA. Bridges and roads were built. Water treatment plants were constructed. Artists wrote, painted, and performed. I think about this right now because we are at a time when significant Federal …