Tag: public art

In a collection of essays on Civil War visual and material culture, Kirk Savage wastes no time focusing the reader on the present, as he writes in the first line of his introduction: “Large parts of the world are beset by Civil War, or have been in recent years. They do not have the luxury of contemplating war’s horrors from a distance.”

Cover of Democratic Art

Despite the importance of 1930s New Deal policies for fostering American artists and encouraging the display of public art in the United States, few scholars have attempted to group the disparate US governmental agencies formed under the New Deal into one publication in order to understand their overarching cultural impact.