“Historical Perspectives: A New Deal” Open Reception, Tonight, Nov. 1

The Office of External Relations invites faculty, staff and students to tonight’s wine and cheese reception at  6 p.m.  for the opening of “Historical Perspectives: A New Deal” exhibit in the Castelli Gallery of the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts. The show opens with a presentation by Brenau Art Professor Mary Beth Looney, show curator.

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The exhibition features work from Brenau’s permanent collection produced in the 1930s by American artists such as Rico LeBrun, Childe Hassam, Maurice Sterne and Albert Abramowitz. These artists worked in a special program of the Works Progress Administration that provided livelihood during the Great Depression in exchange for art produced for libraries, schools and other public buildings.

Tonight’s reception is free and open to the public. The exhibition runs through Jan 6.