Join The Living New Deal in the first of two events celebrating the release of our pocket map of New Deal sites and artworks in New York City.
On Thursday, May 11, at the Roosevelt House at Hunter College, William Leuchtenburg, Marta Gutman, and Ira Katznelson will participate in the panel, “New Deal New York: A Living Legacy,” moderated by Owen Gutfreund. Following this, Richard A Walker will introduce our map. The panel begins at 6 pm, with a reception and map sales and signings to follow. RSVP here.
Looking forward to the presentation on the 11th.
My Great Aunt Dorothea Mierisch was a new deal Artist. She painted 2 murals that were displayed in Illinois The Wright brothers first Air Mail Flight and in South Carolina Cotton through the ages. She also had several paintings I believe in the Smithsonian Institute. Will the works of art be displayed in New York? I would like to see them if possible in the future. Thank you. Any information is greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Donna Mierisch Alfonso
Unfortunately, we won’t be displaying any of the artwork. But our site does feature one of your grandmother’s works of art. Our site features your grandmother’s cotton mural, but we’d love to know more about the Wright Brothers mural.
We would love to share a short film about Leon Bibel, an artist who participated in the Federal Art Project in New York City. The film is primarily about Leon and his work, but also about protests and activism, with archival footage of protests against threats to shut down the WPA.
We’d love to see it! Please contact [email protected] so we can figure out a way to connect about this film. Thank you!
Here is the link to the film on our website: