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Detail of Rugio Mural

Recovering Government-Funded Abstract Muralism

For almost a year, between midnight and 4 a.m., conservator Gillian Randell, of the restoration firm EverGreene Architectural Art, examined and, with surgical precision, scraped away at the walls of the Goldwater Memorial Hospital, Roosevelt Island, New York City, in… Read More

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Detail from Bernard Zakheim, "Library" (1934)

Films from and About the New Deal and Its Worker-Artists

Margot Smith is a retired social scientist currently residing in Berkeley, California, where she made award-winning independent videos on political and social justice issues. Recently, she contacted the Living New Deal to lend some of her work to our project…. Read More

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Happy 80th Birthday, WPA

On this day, April 8,1935, Congress approved the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act, establishing the Works Progress Administration (WPA). It was the largest and most ambitious New Deal agency, employing millions of unemployed people (mostly unskilled men) to carry out public… Read More

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