Depression art in Vermont

  “The Planter (1937)’' (oil on homasote) by Ronald Slayton (1910-1992), in the show “Crash to Creativity: The New Deal in Vermont,’’ through Nov. 4 at the Bennington Museum.    The museum explains:    ”This exhibition sheds light on the important, under-studied aspect of Vermont's history (1933-1944), focusing on the role of government-sponsored New Deal projects. It features photography, paintings, studies for post office murals, furniture from Civilian Conservation Corps cabins, architectural plans, audio transcripts created by the Federal Writers Project as well as powerful examples of Regionalist and Social Realist paintings.’’

“The Planter (1937)’' (oil on homasote) by Ronald Slayton (1910-1992), in the show “Crash to Creativity: The New Deal in Vermont,’’ through Nov. 4 at the Bennington Museum.

The museum explains:

”This exhibition sheds light on the important, under-studied aspect of Vermont's history (1933-1944), focusing on the role of government-sponsored New Deal projects. It features photography, paintings, studies for post office murals, furniture from Civilian Conservation Corps cabins, architectural plans, audio transcripts created by the Federal Writers Project as well as powerful examples of Regionalist and Social Realist paintings.’’