National Art Week
Original Author: Federal Art Project
Created: Between 1936 and 1941
Medium: Color silkscreen poster

National Art Week

A silkscreen poster created between 1936 and 1941 advertises National Art Week, a celebration of "American Art for American Homes" that was sponsored by the Federal Art Project, a program of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). An art palette of red, white, and blue is part of the graphic design.

The WPA, renamed the Work Projects Administration after 1939, was part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, a set of programs designed to address the problems of unemployment and economic distress experienced during the Great Depression.