June 13A NEW DEAL FOR PUBLIC ART IN THE FREE STATE
LAWRENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 707 VERMONT ST
Kansas City filmmakers Kara Heitz and Graham Carroll’s new documentary traces the relationship between community identity and federally funded public art during the Great Depression and in contemporary times through the stories of post office murals commissioned by the U.S. Treasury Department as part of the New Deal arts program. Immediately following the screening, Spencer Curator Kate Meyer joins the filmmakers for a discussion about the history behind the murals.
Sponsored By: Lawrence Public Library, Spencer Museum of Art