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Smith College Museum of Art, Exhibits

December 3 - December 8

Arthur Rothstein, American,1915-1985, Wife and Child of Submarginal Farmer at Their Window Decorated for Christmas 1937

A Dust Bowl of Dog Soup: Picturing the Great Depression

November 19, 2019–May 24, 2020

In 1935, in the midst of the Great Depression, President Roosevelt needed to generate enthusiasm for his New Deal. The challenge was to find support for investments into programs and services directed primarily to the recovery of rural America, which most city folk had not experienced firsthand. Roosevelt’s conversational and intimate fireside radio chats brought him into people’s homes. His straight talk promised hope and comfort to an ailing nation and highlighted what the government was doing to remedy the country’s ills.

Details

Start:
December 3
End:
December 8

Venue

Smith College Museum of Art
20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
Northampton, MA 01063
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Phone:
(413) 584-2760
Website:
www.smith.edu/artmuseum