Art Talk

Art talks at the Kimball Art Center serve as a vehicle for education and discussion surrounding the Kimball's exhibitions. Our monthly art talks are free and open to the public. We encourage you to come out and further the conversation on the visual arts. See below to find out more information about our past and upcoming art talks at the Kimball Art Center, your non-profit community art center.

Bryce Canyon poster

The WPA National Park Poster Project -- 1938-1941

Doug Leen

August 28, 2015
6:30 to 7:30 pm
Kimball Art Center Garage Gallery

Join Doug Leen for a casual tour of the exhibition Posterity and Parks as he tells the story behind his research into the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Poster Project. Between 1935 and 1943, the WPA Poster Project printed over two million silk-screen prints in 35,000 different designs. In 1938, the National Park Service joined in this project but only completed fourteen park posters before WWII terminated production. 99.9% of this rare public art has vanished into the dustbin of history. Leen has worked tirelessly to re-discover these WPA posters and his talk will trace the roots of the program to tell the story of how these unique posters were made, lost, and rediscovered 40 years later. Join us for light refreshments and the opportunity to add one of his beautiful prints to your collection.

Doug Leen’s work is on view in the exhibition Posterity and Parks now through August 30th.



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