October 10, 2013

Alumni and Friends event: “A New Deal for Illinois - The Federal Art Project Collection of Western Illinois University” Exhibition and social at the Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Figge Art Museum
225 W. 2nd St.
Davenport, IA
Description: You are invited to join WIU President Jack Thomas and Western Illinois University to view the WPA exhibit at the Figge. You will have the opportunity to view the exhibit at any time during the social. There will be a short program at 7 p.m. After the program, you will be invited to a curator tour given by Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson, Director of University Art Gallery, and Guest Curator, Dr. Gregory Gilbert.

Social, pasta bar and cash bar: $15/person
Performance by WIU faculty jazz combo.

Western Illinois University's Federal Art Project Collection was formed in the 1930s when university officials commissioned works through the Public Works of Art Project, and later through the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration (FAP/WPA). These paintings and prints once decorated classrooms, hallways and other public spaces on campus.

Credit line for painting:
Archibald J. Motley Jr.
Jazz Singers, c.1934
Oil on canvas
Western Illinois University Art Gallery
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Program, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration
Commissioned through the New Deal art project
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Contact Information:
 Alumni Association
 Phone: 309-298-1914
 Email: A-Association@wiu.edu
Source: Alumni

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