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Film Screening: A New Deal for Public Art in the Free State

Presented By: Mulvane Art Museum
Dates: June 18, 2019
Location: Mulvane Art Museum
Address: SW 17th & Jewell Streets, Washburn University, Topeka, KS 66621
Phone: (785) 670-1124
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Price: Free
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Join us at the Mulvane Art Museum’s Rita Blitt Gallery (located within White Concert Hall) for a documentary film screening and discussion with producer/historian Kara Heitz and director/editor Graham Carroll. Between 1934 and 1943, the U.S. Treasury Department commissioned over 1,600 pieces of public art for newly constructed post office buildings across the United States. In the state of Kansas, twenty-nine of these murals and other artworks were installed in twenty-six post offices, as a part of this New Deal arts program. A New Deal for Public Art in a Free State documents the history of murals painted for Kansas post offices as part of New Deal arts programs and some of the controversies they created in Kansas communities. A film by Clio’s Scroll Productions LLC in conjunction with the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery and funded by a grant from Humanities Kansas. For further information visit the Mulvane Art Museum’s website at: https://washburn.edu/mulvane/ Additional information on the film can be found at Clio Scroll’s website: https://cliosscroll.org/kspoart

Mulvane Art Museum

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The Mulvane Art Museum opened in 1924 and is the oldest accredited art museum west of the Mississippi River. While... Learn more