Brother, Can You Spare A Dime: Jewish Artists of the WPA

June 17 – September 5, 2021

The everyday worker, like the artist, is critical to national infrastructure. This comparison and connection are visually evident in one of the most devastating periods of US history – the Great Depression. The convergence of these notions and the artwork it generated by artists of diverse backgrounds, many of them Jewish, were part of the foundation for the establishment of the Works Progress Administration’s (WPA) visual arts arm, the Federal Art Project from 1935-1943.

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