Lamp on Zoological Building

Artist Name: W.P.A. Handicraft District Three 
Media: Glass and Metal
Date Created: 1/1/1937
Location: Como Zoo
History: Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1935, to help employ persons during the Great Depression.  Through the WPA, people worked in their former occupation.  Many employees built dams, roads, bridges, and more, while others worked in educational, scientific, or artistic jobs.  Minnesota artists worked in many different media, including metal, painting, and pottery.

Last Edited: March 5, 2018