"Working through the great depression" Exhibition

Godwin-Ternbach Museum

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This exhibition of 75 prints in all media – engravings, etchings, lithographs, and woodcuts – displays the talent and diversity of New York artists and presents their images of New York in the 1930s and its people at work and play. Views of the Queensboro Bridge, the World’s Fair, Greenwich Village and Coney Island are shown alongside scenes of New Yorkers at the automat, on rooftops and engaged in a myriad of other activities in the streets of New York.

Working through the Great Depression presents selections from the gift of artworks distributed to tax-supported public institutions in 1943 when government funds were diverted to the war effort. Queens College, a recipient of this gift, received over 300 works from the New York Graphics Division of the WPA's Federal Art Project from which works in the exhibition were selected.

Gallery talks with the curators, a lecture series, music performances, and film series will be held in conjunction with the exhibition.

Curated by Marilyn L. Simon and Amy H. Winter.



from February 14, 2009 to May 28, 2009

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