Afternoon Lecture Series - Kentucky by Design
From 1936 to 1939 the Federal Art Project (FAP) provided work for unemployed artists to create art for government buildings, such as post offices and courthouses.
The FAP also trained new artists in surveying and recording the history of American material culture. The result was an index of American design from 37 states, including Kentucky. But even parts of the index were never published, until now.
Editor Andrew Kelly compiled Kentucky's contribution to the index, cataloging prime examples of the commonwealth's decorative arts and pairing the original FAP watercolors with contemporary photographs of the same or similar artifacts. Louisvillian Allan Weiss, who wrote the introduction to the book, will share some of these examples.
The Locust Grove Afternoon Lecture Series is held the first Wednesday of each month. Dessert and coffee are served at 1:00 pm with the lecture immediately following at 1:15 PM. Admission is $5, $3 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove. Reservations are not required
For more information call 502-897-9845 or visit locustgrove.org