Interview with Ken Kelner
Description: Extensive interview with former director of the Brooklet Community Art Center Ken Kelner, who worked with the public during the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair giving free art lessons and lectures. Kelner discusses his experiences with publicly funded art projects, and how the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was a positive community building force for average Americans. Transcript from oral histories conducted under the direction of Warren Susman in conjunction with the "Dawn of A New Day" exhibition at the Queens Museum of Art in 1980. Some transcripts may be incomplete or may not follow the interview verbatim.
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.); Art Study and teaching; Art exhibitions; Community service; Mural painting and decoration; United States. Works Progress Administration
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