The Depression produced an array of inspiring artwork, and this exhibit, along with the programs that accompany it, are designed to provide something for everyone, from the novice to the well-versed in this era in our history.
The traveling print exhibition of Depression-era art was organized by the Massillon Museum and
Youngstown State University to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of The Little Steel Strike, a landmark event in labor history.
Funding was provided by the Ohio Humanities Council and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, with works of art from the collections of the Columbus Museum of Art, Massillon Museum, and Butler Institute of American Art.
The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 19th from 2:00-4:00 p.m., and feature Inter-museum Conservation Association conservators Andrea Chevalier and Wendy Partridge providing a progressive gallery talk about the history and conservation of three famous CPL New Deal murals: Ora Coltman’s “The Dominance of the City,” William Sommer’s “The City in 1833,” and Donald Bayard’s “Early Transportation Cleveland’s Waterfront About 1835.”
The Gallery talks begin in Brett Hall Main Library at 3:00 p.m. The exhibit will run through March 24th and is free and open to the public. For more information about the exhibit and programs and events, visit cpl.org.