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Re: beauty and public art

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carla schiller (
Sun, 1 Nov 1998 17:22:29 -0800 (PST)

Funny how you can find riches in the oddest places! I was researching some
econ websites for the AP Macroeconomics course I teach, and I came across
a whole page in the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Board site, devoted to
Alexander Calder and the public work he created for and that is still on
display at the Philly Fed. Here's the website for those interested:


Carla Schiller, Esq.
Teacher, Highly Gifted Magnet
North Hollywood High School, CA
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"We all make the best choices from among those we see, but we don't always
see all the choices available." --Author unknown

On Sun, 1 Nov 1998, marcia m eaton wrote:

> Is is certainly true that the WPA projects at the end of the US depression
> were public projects. This history of this and the projects completed are
> fascinating. Perhaps some of you live in towns where there are still Post
> Office murals or other projects done then. It would be great to ask
> students to compare them to Trajan's Forum. To what extent was beautifying
> America part of the goal, do you think? Marcia