Cohen Federal Building: Other Murals – Washington DC

State:
WASHINGTON-DC

Site Type:
Art Works, Murals

New Deal Agencies:
Treasury Section of Fine Arts (TSFA), Federal & Military Operations, Arts Programs, Treasury Department

Completed:
1943

Artists:
Dorothy Farr, Ethel Magafan, Fred Farr, Gertrude Goodrich, Jenne Magafan

Quality of Information:
Moderate

Site Survival:
Unknown

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

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

Location Info


330 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20201

Coordinates: 38.8867, -77.0164

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