The Avant-Garde in Boston: The Experiment of the WPA Federal Art Project

@article{Tonelli1990TheAI,
  title={The Avant-Garde in Boston: The Experiment of the WPA Federal Art Project},
  author={Edith A. Tonelli},
  journal={Archives of American Art Journal},
  year={1990},
  volume={30},
  pages={41 - 47}
}
  • E. Tonelli
  • Published 1 January 1990
  • History, Art
  • Archives of American Art Journal
Between 1935 and 1942, the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration played a major role as the guardian of the avant-garde in Boston. The fact that a large, bureaucratic government agency could play such a role was due both to the nature of the avant-garde in Boston during this period and the character of the Federal Art Project.' If "avant-garde" is loosely interpreted to mean any group with ideas that are advanced for their time and place, it is obvious that what was… 

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