Past Event Coffee with the Collection: Federally Funded Artists during the Great Depression

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020
10:00 – 11:00 am

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Ever wonder what happens when government and art mix? Join Research Assistant Katie DiDomenico for a peek into the museum’s collection of Depression-era federally funded prints to find out. In this conversation, Katie will discuss her research on this topic, with examples by local artists including Russell T. Limbach, Kálmán Kubinyi, and Honoré Guilbeau.

Free for members/$5 for nonmembers

Structural Steel Workers on the Cleveland Post Office During Construction, 1934

Russell T. Limbach
(Massillon, Ohio, 1904 – 1971, Sherman, Connecticut)
c. 1934
Lithograph on paper
22 1/2 in. x 17 1/2 in. (57.15 cm x 44.45 cm)
Gift of the Akron Public Library, Courtesy of the Fine Arts Program, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration Commissioned through the New Deal art projects

Coffee with the Collection is made possible with support from Acme Fresh Market, the Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation and the Samuel Reese Willis Foundation

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