New Deal Art & Architecture at the William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building
Join the DC Preservation League and GSA's Fine Arts Specialist Nick Hartigan for a tour that highlights an impressive collection of New Deal era murals (including over 20 paintings and frescoes that depict a “romantic history” of the U.S. Postal Service) and discusses the architecture of the building. This is a rare opportunity to see a full program of murals in their original context. This tour offers a snapshot of America in the 1930s that captures the hopes, ideals, and ingrained cultural attitudes of the country at that time. Please note that this tour is occurring at a unique time based on the building's hours and employees. This tour will meet at Wilson Plaza on September 20th. 2023 at 2:00 PM. The tour will last approximately an hour and fifteen minutes.
Nick Hartigan is an art historian and Fine Arts Specialist with the U.S. General Services Administration, where he helps oversee the nation’s largest public art collection, much of which is located in the Washington, D.C. area. His work involves the care and conservation of this collection, and includes a broad mandate to make this American treasure accessible and meaningful to the public.