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Athens News Matters: WPA Exhibit Explores Role of Public Art

In the throes of the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt created new government agencies to put people to work, including the Works Progress Administration. One of the most famous parts of the WPA was the Federal Art Project, which commissioned over 200,000 works of art from some 10,000 artists.

WUGA’s Cathy Bradberry reports on an exhibit of WPA art at the Georgia Museum of Art, which inspired her to investigate how public art and its role in the community have changed over time.

Cathy joined WUGA in 2017 as Business Manager. She comes from South Carolina Public Radio with over a decade experience, having worked as production manager for multiple national programs, host of a daily program and traffic manager for a statewide radio network.