We drove up the mountain to Crystal Bridges today, mainly to see this exhibit, lithograph prints through history, which was well worth it. My favorites were several from the WPA years, deeply political, very lovely.
Can you imagine if Obama paid artists to create political art about striking miners today? Or prints showing Wall Street bankers as demons devouring the country? Ai.
Yet FDR did it (creating those jobs among hundreds of thousands of other jobs) as part of the New Deal, and there's the art, still on the wall.