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Exhibition: A Lens on FDR’s New Deal: Photographs by Arthur Rothstein, 1935-1945

On October 11 we will open A Lens on FDR’s New Deal: Photographs by Arthur Rothstein, 1935-1945.  This new exhibit will survey Rothstein’s work with the Farm Security Administration (FSA), for which he documented the problems facing urban and rural Americans, and the New Deal programs created to provide jobs, repair the land, and build new communities.

The show is shaped around an unpublished book proposal that Rothstein assembled to highlight his FSA work.  The show will also include material on other FSA photographers as well as WWII photography by Rothstein after the FSA became part of the Office of War Information. Original photographs, reproductions, and published materials will highlight the varied media where Rothstein’s work was showcased.

Annie Segan, Rothstein’s daughter and co-curator of exhibit, will discuss his work withHank O’Neal, photographer and author of A Vision Shared: A Classic Portrait of America and Its People 1935-1943.

 

Opening Friday, October 11, 2019, 5pm – 8pm

Call to reserve a seat: (212) 650-3174

This exhibit may be viewed Monday—Saturday from 10am—4pm. October 12, 2019 through the end of the year

Roosevelt House 47-49 East 65th Street New York, New York, 10065 email: roosevelthouse@hunter.cuny.edu