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Images and Sources on New Deal Art

This curated guide highlights the most useful, reliable, and generally interesting websites showing and/or listing New Deal art works that we know of.

In addition, we offer a list with links to some books and articles on New Deal art that we have found most useful.

Your suggestions for additions to this page are welcome.

Wide-Ranging Sites for New Deal Art

A New Deal For The Arts

Art and the Great Depression

Catalog of pre-1962 murals located in GSA Buildings

Indians at the Post Office, National Postal Museum

New Deal Art Registry

WPA Murals

Sources for Specific States, Regions and Cities

Alabama

Alabama’s New Deal post office art: How it got there, what survives

Appalachia

5 New Deal Post Office Murals

Arkansas

The Great Arkansas Post Office Tour

California

California New Deal Murals and Reliefs

A New Deal for Los Angeles (video)

New Deal Murals in Governmental Buildings in Northern California

Connecticut

Hope on the Wall: Connecticut’s New Deal Post Office Murals

Illinois

Chicago and New Deal Art

Indiana

New Deal Left Its Stamp on Local Post Offices 

Iowa

Iowa Post Office Murals

Kansas

New Deal Arts & Culture Programs in Kansas

Louisiana

Federal Art Project 

Minnesota

When Art Worked: New Deal-era Paintings at the Minnesota History Center

The Depression-era art of the Federal  Art Project in Minnesota

Nebraska

Depression Legacy: Nebraska’s Post Office Art

Depression Legacy: Nebraska’s Post Office Art

New Jersey

How Depression-Era Art Lives on Across the Garden State 

New York

New Deal Murals in New York

The New Deal in New York City, 1933-1943

Abstract Murals of the WPA 

Oklahoma

New Deal Art – Oklahoma

Pennsylvania

A Common Canvas: Pennsylvania’s New Deal Post Office Murals

Philadelphia’s New Deal Murals

Rediscovering the People’s Art: New Deal Murals in Pennsylvania’s Post Offices

Texas

San Antonio’s New Deal Post Office Murals

New Deal Dallas Projects

Washington

The New Deal and the Arts in Seattle

Books and Articles on New Deal Art

Living New Deal. Still Working for America.

And the Winners are . . .

FDR delivering one of his fireside chats.

The 2023 New Deal Book Award

The winning titles and authors have been announced. The 2023 Award, with a prize of $1,000, will be presented at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library June 22, 2024.

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