Monday, March 26, 2018

Mural Project

In the 1930s, as part of the Federal Art Project—a government program created to provide jobs for the unemployed—murals were painted in public buildings across the country.

When architects reworked the original Union Terminal design in Cincinnati, they created space inside the terminal for a vast collection of public art. The biggest set of these spaces was set aside for a series of murals that would depict the cultural heritage of the United States and Cincinnati, with a particular emphasis on local industry. These murals would make an immediate and lasting impressive on a visitor passing through the terminal and it was important to terminal officials that these murals were of the highest quality and spoke to the importance of Cincinnati.

Research and design a mural depicting the 'legacy' of FDR's New Deal.

Union Terminal was completed in the 1930s but wasn't officially a 'New Deal' project.
How did the 'New Deal' touch the 'Queen City?'

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