The Center for Contemporary Printmaking

Mar. 28, 2024 - May. 23, 2015

299 West Avenue (in Mathews Park)
Norwalk, Connecticut 6850


The Center for Contemporary (CCP) current exhibition WPA: JOBS will be on display through May 23, 2015. The exhibition at CCP not only highlights works by WPA/FAP artists, but also the efforts of The Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Federal Arts Project (FAP). Established in 1935 during the height of the Great Depression, the WPA and FAP were created by President Franklin Roosevelt to create jobs for citizens and help Americans find employment. The selected works of art will, through their imagery, tell a visual history of the economic hardships of the 1930’s and showcase how the WPA and FAP successfully raised the spirits of United States citizens.

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking will also be hosting the WPA: JOBS Lecture Series with renowned scholars of the WPA. At the opening reception on Sunday, April 19, from 2-5pm, Susan Teller of the Susan Teller Gallery, NYC, will be speaking. On Sunday, May 3, 2015, at 3:00pm, Wendy Jeffers, Chairman of the Archives of American Art will present a discussion of Holger Cahill, National Director of the Federal Art Project of the Works Projects Administration (1935 to 1943). On Thursday, May 7, 2015, at 7:00pm, Amy Trout will deliver, New Deal Art in Connecticut, bringing the topic of the WPA to Connecticut residents and others. On Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 7:00pm, Richard Baiano, President of Childs Gallery will discuss the works of art from his collection that he has lent to the exhibition.

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