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Carrollton Collects: Prints from the WPA exhibition features original prints from UWG's permanent collection and the collections of local residents. On display are works commissioned as part of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration and the Federal Art Project of the 1930s. The exhibition is on view in the Bobick Gallery from October 27 through November 18, 2011.

Roosevelt's Federal Art Project, a part of the WPA, could be considered a Depression era stimulus package. Its goal was to provide work for artists. It was also meant to raise the spirits and confidence of citizens across the country, through theater, dance, art education, and the fine and graphic arts. This highly successful and historically significant project brought a myriad of art forms to humble locations and non-traditional settings. It cut across financial and racial boundaries, and revealed the melting pot that was the American artist while documenting a cross-section of America before the technology-saturated world of today.

 
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