New Deal for Artists

            I missed the opening of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s “1934: A New Deal for Artists,” which displays art made with the first tranche of money directed at artists under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s short-lived Public Works of Art Project. When I finally made it to the show last … Continue Reading New Deal for Artists

Embracing Americana

I was on a panel last week at the District of Columbia Jewish Community Center. Morris Dickstein, author of Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression was there, and the subject we discussed was his book and its large and fascinating subject.  One point made during the discussion … Continue Reading Embracing Americana