Federal Property

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Back in the 1930s, as part of the Federal Art Project, the government paid artists to make thousands of paintings, from famous murals to little landscapes. It wasn't possible to keep track of it all, and some ended up in private hands. Once in a while, a canvas turns up, and when it does, the Feds sometimes take an interest. Produced by Ann Heppermann and Kara Oehler.

Music Playlist

  1. Floating in the Clearest Night

    Artist: Colleen
    Album: The Golden Morning Breaks
    Label: Leaf Spain
  2. Paying For Love

    Artist: Wim Mertens
    Album: Motives for Writing
    Label: Crepuscule
  3. Lantern

    Artist: Clogs
    Album: Motives for Writing
    Label: Brassland Records