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The Federal Art Project

Children's Drawings Art museum - classes
George Vander Sluis
Children's Drawings Art museum - classes
Color silkscreen, 1939
Prints & Photographs Division (108.6a)
LC-USZC2-918

Public School Art, Sioux City Art Center
Unattributed
Public School Art, Sioux City Art Center
Color silkscreen, 1939
Prints & Photographs Division (108.6b)
LC-USZC2-868

The Federal Art Project (FAP), which originated in 1935, existed in forty-eight states. Its strongest outreach program was in art education for children. FAP maintained more than 100 community art centers across the nation, managed art programs, and held art exhibitions of works produced by children and adults. Under this program thousands of posters, prints, sculptures, paintings, drawings, and murals were produced, which were then, in turn, loaned to schools, libraries, galleries, and other institutions. These programs spawned a new awareness of and appreciation for American art.

Amateur Context for Children, Final Eliminations
Estelle Levine
Amateur Contest for Children, Final Eliminations.
New York: Federal Theater Project
Color silkscreen, 1936
Prints & Photographs Division (108.7)
[Digital ID# ppmsca-05592]

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