WPA Art Centers

One of the great gifts of the WPA art program was the creation of community art centers. Although most of these centers ceased operation when government funding ended, many of them evolved into local art museums and centers that continue to this date.

This list is extremely incomplete but may help give you an idea of the widespread popularity of the WPA art center. If anyone has information about other centers, please email me so that I can expand this list!

"Art in Action: American Art Centers and the New Deal"
edited by John Franklin White, The Scarecrow Press, Inc. (Metuchen, NJ; 1987)

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