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Interview with Ken Kelner

Collection: Collection on the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair
Date: 1980 Material: height: 11 x width: 8 1/2 inches, 15 pages
Contributor: Susman, Warren, 1927-1985 Identifier: aql:2275 1980.8.58WF39 QMOA

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.

Collection : aql:5839; vital:1

Contributor : Susman, Warren, 1927-1985

Date : 1980

Summary/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.

Subject : 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

Rights : This object is part of the collection of the Queens Museum, and was cataloged with the generous support of the Council on Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR) as part of a Cataloging Hidden and Special Collections and Archives grant project, in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York and Queens Library. These objects cannot be accessed at the Queens Library. Please contact info@queensmuseum.org in order to learn more about the object or to access it.

Coverage : Queens (New York, N.Y.) Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (New York, N.Y.)

Type : transcripts

Format : height: 11 x width: 8 1/2 inches, 15 pages

Identifier : aql:2275 1980.8.58WF39 QMOA

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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
Rights Notice
This object is part of the collection of the Queens Museum, and was cataloged with the generous support of the Council on Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR) as part of a Cataloging Hidden and Special Collections and Archives grant project, in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York and Queens Library. These objects cannot be accessed at the Queens Library. Please contact info@queensmuseum.org in order to learn more about the object or to access it.


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