Art That Worked: WPA Art in Newton, 1935-1943
Art That Worked celebrates Newton’s impressive collection of work from the Kansas Museum Project, a Works Progress Administration (WPA) program. This statewide education initiative trained unemployed artists and created a visual art education collection for use in schools, libraries and museums across Kansas.
Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum: 3:30 pm, free
• October 13: “Art Born of the Great Depression: Newton’s Mennonite Settler and Roosevelt’s New Deal” by Reinhild K. Janzen, art historian
• November 17: “Federal Theatre Project: A Grand Experiment” with Berneil Rupp Mueller, coordinator
• January 5: Gallery Walk with John Thiesen, Mennonite Library & Archives, Rachel Epp Buller, Bethel College Art Department
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