Following the Great Depression, Pres. Roosevelt enacted the New Deal a series of economic relief programs. One program, the Federal Art Project, sponsored by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), employed artists to create murals for federal and other public buildings.
On exhibit are works by Oklahoma artists commissioned to paint murals for the WPA Federal Art Project. All are Native American except Oscar Jacobson who championed Indigenous artists promoting the Kiowa Five, two of which are represented here, Stephen Mopope and Monroe Tsatoke.
For more information, read the exhibition booklet at the link below.
Kristi Kohl, Archives Specialist
First Floor Gallery Wall