Cohen Federal Building: Other Murals – Washington DC

Description

The Wilbur J. Cohen building, originally built for the Social Security Administration in 1938-1940, is home to a magnificent collection of social security themed artworks funded by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts.

One of the lesser-known artworks is a mural by Jenne and Ethel Magafan, “Mountains in Snow.” (c. 1942)

Two other murals have been removed and are now stored at the National Museum of American Art:

Dorothy and Fred Farr, “Sports Related to Food” (1942).

Gertrude Goodrich mural, originally placed around the four walls of the cafeteria, depicting typical activities in four parts of the country (1943).

 

 

Source notes

Project originally submitted by Shaina Potts on March 20, 2015.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.

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Location Info


330 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20237

Coordinates: 38.8867, -77.0164

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