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Ink, Paper, Politics: WPA-Era Printmaking from the Needles Collection

​​September 11 – December 21, 2014

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The Works Progress Administration (WPA) gave federal financial support to a wide range of artistic projects during the Depression, from fiction to fine art. Printmaking supported by the WPA is perhaps the one of most enduring interest: the design of the program itself, the political climate, and the very nature of the medium together produced a distinctive approach to style and subject matter, impressive technical innovations, and a surprising degree of social fluidity among artists around issues of race and gender.​

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