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Exhibition at The Frick Art Museum Showcases Government Art Program

PITTSBURGH, PA.- On January 30, 2010, 1934: A New Deal for Artists opens at the Frick Art & Historical Center in Pittsburgh’s East End. Providing a view of America in 1934 as seen through the eyes of its painters, the exhibition was organized to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Public Works of Art Project from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s unparalleled collection of paintings created as part of the program. “1934: A New Deal for Artists”, will remain on view at The Frick Art Museum through April 25, 2010. The exhibition is open to the public and admission is free. In 1934, Americans grappled with an economic situation that feels all too familiar today. While unemployment was more than 25% during the Great Depression, government programs to alleviate suffering were as controversial