American art and photography in a time of crisis: the 1930s, the Farm Security Administration, and the New Deal. During the Great Depression artists and writers were funded by the government. The Works Progress Administration commissioned murals for public buildings, presenting a vision of what America should be, and independent paintings showing the life of their times. Photographers, including Dorothea Lange, sent out by the Farm Security Administration to document rural life and the effects of relief programs, created an unprecedented archive of images. Other programs brought the arts, including theater, to entirely new audiences. This four-session class will look at this vision of a previously unseen America and the legacy of the Federal Art Project and other New Deal programs. Please register for this class if you plan to attend the class in person only.