Our nation’s public buildings are a great source of pride to the American public. From landscaped plazas to interior murals, sculptures and paintings, GSA is the steward of an extraordinary portfolio of more than 25,000 works of art.
Celebrating the American Scene: Painters of the Federal Art Projects, the current exhibition at the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, features 33 of the GSA’s thousands of lesser known works produced during the New Deal. These works depict the growing urbanization of American rural landscape and its people from the beginnings of the Depression into World War II. The exhibit is open through January 11, 2015, and offers a fascinating glimpse into American history and culture. Make sure you check it out!
Other works in the GSA Fine Arts Collection are on display at the following locations:
- Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Ohio
- Lincoln Heritage Museum, Lincoln, Ill.
- Northville District Library, Northville, Mich.
GSA’s Fine Arts Collection is one of our nation’s oldest and largest public art collections. It consists of permanently installed and moveable mural paintings, sculpture, architectural or environmental works of art, and works on paper dating from 1850 to the present. These civic works of art are in federal buildings and courthouses across the United States in addition to a number of museums.
Later this year, GSA is launching a virtual museum which will bring the Fine Arts Collection directly to your fingertips. The American people will have instant access to these reminders of the important tradition of individual creative expression.
For more information, and to sign up for updates on when the site launches, visit http://gsa.gov/finearts.