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  • Created Date
  • 8-18-03
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  • Photograph, b/w. Art education was an important component of the Works Progress Administration/Federal Arts Project. Artists were assigned to teach classes in settlement houses, churches, YMCA’s, public schools, hospitals, and other public agencies. Through this program community arts centers were established. These art centers brought art training and art experience to many people for the first time, including the opportunity to see exhibitio... more
    Photograph, b/w. Art education was an important component of the Works Progress Administration/Federal Arts Project. Artists were assigned to teach classes in settlement houses, churches, YMCA’s, public schools, hospitals, and other public agencies. Through this program community arts centers were established. These art centers brought art training and art experience to many people for the first time, including the opportunity to see exhibitions of contemporary American art. The Jacksonville Negro Art Gallery, depicted here, was a tremendous success. From 1936-1939 alone they offered 1749 classes to 15,654 students. They mounted 56 student exhibitions, 14 state exhibitions and 20 federal exhibitions of art. For more information on the WPA/FAP see image: Holger Cahill. Understanding civilizations through art. 16 History; 25-27 Fine Arts. less
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