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The Wolfsonian-FIU Fellowship Program

The Wolfsonian-Florida International University is a museum and research center that promotes the examination of modern visual and material culture. The focus of the Wolfsonian collection is on North American and European decorative arts, propaganda, architecture, and industrial and graphic design of the period 1885-1945. The collection includes works on paper (including posters, prints and design drawings), furniture, paintings, sculpture, glass, textiles, ceramics, lighting and other appliances, and many other kinds of objects.

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Re: New Deal art programs

The PWAP started under the Civil Works Administration, which meant it was intended for its brief life to put unemployed artists back to work. This well could have included an art school faculty since teachers of all kinds were losing their jobs left and right. And the PWAP, like the later Federal Art Project under the WPA, hired supervisors who weren't unemployed where they were needed. Will Barnet, for example, was hired to oversee the graphics program in the New York program.