Visiting Scholar to Discuss WPA Artworks

The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program and the High Desert Museum are presenting Public Treasures: WPA Artworks in Oregon by Margaret Bullock at 6pm on Monday, May 16, at the High Desert Museum.

Part of the extensive jobs programs created during the depression to help stimulate the economy included work for artists. Oregon artists benefited greatly, creating a variety of work for schools, courthouses, post offices and other public buildings all over the state. Bullock will discusses some of the artists and artworks from these projects, particularly those made in Eastern Oregon.

Bullock is curator of collections and special exhibitions at Tacoma Art Museum. Formerly, Bullock served as curator and collections manager at the Harwood Museum of Art at the University of New Mexico in Taos. She also worked at the Portland Art Museum, first as curatorial assistant, then assistant curator of American art, and finally as associate curator of American art.

Tickets are $7 for the general public, $3 for High Desert Museum members. Students are free with current ID card.  RSVP: and pay at the door.

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