Tag Archives: New Deal

From Bauhaus to Our House

Roosevelt, NJ, has a rich artistic heritage. It is, of course, home to the mural, pictured at left, painted by Ben Shahn, in what was then a town known as Jersey Homesteads. A studio sale at the Assifa Space, 40 … Continue reading

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New Look at New Deal Murals

Curious about the fabulous murals in the heart of our capital city? Enjoy a six-block walk in Trenton led by David Leopold, guest curator of Charles W. Ward: Paintings for People, on view at the James A. Michener Art Museum … Continue reading

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Roosevelt’s Finest

Ben Shahn made the town of Roosevelt. That is, it was called Jersey Homesteads until he created his famous mural on the public school during FDR’s Works Progress Administration. Shahn became a legend, and soon other artists followed him and … Continue reading

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