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'New Deal' presentation offered at the Freeport Art Museum
3/18/2013

FREEPORTAndy Dvorak, history and political science Instructor at Highland Community College, will present Seeing the New Deal: The Federal Arts Project in the Great Depression at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, at Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Ave. The presentation is free and open to the public.

This program is presented as part of the 2013 One Book/One Freeport community project, enriching the current exhibition WPA Art: An American Story at the Freeport Art Museum. This talk will investigate the Federal Arts Project, and how it reflected art and society during the Great Depression. Mr. Dvorak will also address its role as a New Deal program, and where it drew support and opposition in the America of the 1930s. A discussion session with comments and questions will take place directly following the presentation.

Dr. Andy Dvorak has been teaching history for 29 years. He received the 2000 Bert Tavenner Memorial Award from Highland Community College students for outstanding assistance to the student body. He has written a doctoral dissertation, "Rendezvous with Death, studying the controversy surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In April 2004, he was awarded the Clarence W. Sorensen Distinguished Dissertation Award by Illinois State University. He is also a member of The Organization of American Historians.

Donations are greatly appreciated, and light refreshments will be provided. For more information please visit freeportartmuseum.org or call 815.235.9755.

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OFFICE OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS
2998 W. Pearl City Road
Freeport, IL 61032-9341

815-235-6121
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