Exhibit Related: WPA, 'Charlie Smith and His Barn'
'Charlie Smith and his Barn' Postcard Exhibit: Crash to Creativity: THE NEW DEAL IN VERMONT
Exhibit Overview Crash to Creativity: The New Deal in Vermont sheds light on an important, under-studied aspect of our state’s history, focusing on the role of many government sponsored New Deal projects in fostering a culture of creativity and innovation in the Green Mountains, 1933-1943. The many artists, writers, and civil workers whose products were funded through the New Deal, helped document the state’s history, record its conditions during the Depression and attendant recovery, and build the infrastructure that continues to benefit us today.
The exhibition will feature paintings by Francis Colburn, Ronald Slayton among others, photographs, furniture from Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) cabins, archival documentation of New Deal projects such as letters, as well as transcriptions and audio recordings of Vermonters created by the Federal Writers Project.
PRODUCT DETAILS • Size 4x6 inches (10x15 cm) • Matte Finish • Printed in the USA
POSTCARD TEXT Charlie Smith and His Barn, c. 1939 Francis Colburn (1909-1984)
Oil on Canvas, 34 x 39 Inches Collection of Bennington Museum, Museum Purchase
Crash to Creativity: THE NEW DEAL IN VERMONT Bennington Museum, June 30 - Nov 4, 2018