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Help Us Find WPA Public Art in New York City

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

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Tomorrow is the 75th anniversary of the passage of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Work Progress Administration. In addition to putting 8.5 million Americans to work, the WPA was instrumental in creating public art across the country. Much of it has been removed over the years or moved to private galleries. If you have a favorite piece of WPA-era public art in the city, we'd like to hear about it. Comment below, or email the location and any images you have of that art to newstips@wnyc.org.

Check back tomorrow for archival recordings of documentaries and music commissioned by the WPA.

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Juan Antigua

The Mural outside of the Library at De Witt Clinton High School in the Bronx was created by WPA artist.

Apr. 08 2010 02:56 PM
Jamie Scott

How about the Post Office on 23rd St. between Lex and Third? They have some murals from this era, I believe.

Apr. 07 2010 03:35 PM

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