Directors’ Foreword by David Setford
Contributions by Margaret Bullock, Tiffany Stith Cooper, Roger Hull, David F. Martin, Mindy J. Morgan, Sarah Baker Munro, Sharon Ann Musher, Nina Olsson, Philip Stevens, Roger Van Oosten,
During the economic hard times of the 1930s, U.S. government art projects under the WPA and other agencies created a wealth of public art and supported art communities across the country. In the Northwest hundreds of artists were employed and thousands of artworks created but their story is almost unknown. New Deal Art in the Northwest: The WPA and Beyond and its accompanying show offer an extensive overview of the bounty of work created in the Northwest and bring forgotten treasures back to view. This exhibition catalogue features fourteen essays from a variety of contributors, appendices details artists and commissions, and extensive archival notes.
New Deal Art in the Northwest: The WPA and Beyond is published in conjunction with the exhibition Forgotten Stories: Northwest Public Art of the 1930s, organized by the Tacoma Art Museum and on view from February 22 through August 16, 2020. The exhibition is also presented at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University from September 20 through December 20, 2020.
Dimensions: 12 inches x 10 inches
196 illustrations and photographs
Published by University of Washington in association with Tacoma Art Museum