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African American Art Murals as national art in the Depression era Aaron Douglas, Charles Alston March 3, 2011
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New Deal = Depression Era national reform The New Deal included programs to provide work relief to artists and to bring art into communities throughout the United States. These programs sponsored community art centers, exhibitions, and classes as well as the production of public paintings, sculptures, and murals. Public Works of Art Project (1933-34) Works Progress Administration (WPA) oversaw the and the Federal Art Project (1935-43)
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Diego Rivera, Detroit Industry , 1932-33, fresco, Detroit Institute of Arts (commissioned by Edsel Ford)
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Diego Rivera, Detoit Industry mural, north wall, 1932-33, fresco
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Rivera, Detroit Industry mural, south wall, 1932-33, fresco
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Rivera, Detroit Industry mural, south wall, 1932-33, fresco Coatlicue,= Aztec goddess of earth and death
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Thomas Hart Benton, The Arts of Life in America mural, 1932, tempera with oil glaze (commissioned by the Whitney Museum)
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