Cal State East Bay
Price for Members: $42
Price for Non-Members: $64
Date/Time: Wednesdays, February 1, 15 & 22 1:00 – 3:00 No Class on 2/8
Instructor: Charlie Goldberg, docent SFMOMA, MOAD
Location: Concord Campus, In-Person
We’ll explore this unique governmental program that allowed struggling artists to pursue their artistic dreams and what this meant for the promotion of art in the United States. We’ll see the direct connection to the development of Abstract Expressionism and how this helped New York City become the art capital of the world. We’ll look at countless artists who became household names because of their ability to refine their craft under the government paycheck. In particular, we’ll look at Black artists who were finally able to get patronage for their work. If there is class interest, we’ll have a field trip to a WPA site to examine the art up close. (IN-PERSON)
See details here.