From the Livingston County New Deal Art Gallery website: “The Murray Hill site was visited by Eleanor Roosevelt and chosen for the Mount Morris Tuberculosis Sanatorium when FDR was Governor of New York… The sanatorium opened in 1936 and operated until 1971. The campus was turned over to Livingston county in 1973. Since that time our building and most of the buildings on the campus have been Livingston county offices. When the county acquired the sanatorium it also acquired its painting collection created during the New Deal.
“After 1973 the works of art stayed on the walls in the Livingston county buildings. They were displayed at the millennium celebration then stored until 2008 when the county and Genesee Valley Council on the Arts opened the New Deal Gallery in historic Livingston Arts Center in the former apartment building for the doctors and their families. Through the auspices of the Livingston county government these historic paintings are now properly cared for and displayed in groups of 30-35 year round. Livingston Arts also houses biographical information on the artists in the collection.”
I am the director of Livingston Arts and the New Deal Gallery. We have a great deal of information on the history of the site we occupy. http://livingstonarts.org/new-deal-gallery/
Project originally submitted by Chris Norton on July 1, 2015.
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