Restored WPA Sculptures in Ithaca, NY

Restored monkey sculpture“‘You need to crouch over to be at a child’s height, I think, to appreciate them fully,” Maroney said. ‘I love that the hospital has kept them that way and has resisted the temptation to put them up on outdoor pedestals.'”

 

Read more here about recent efforts to restore  the Cayuga Medical Center’s eight animal sculptures, created by WPA artists and representing “the only work from WPA Federal Arts Project in Tompkins County.”

 

Gabriel Milner is Project Manager for The Living New Deal. He is a trained cultural historian who teaches courses in U.S. History at the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University.

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