Current Exhibition:

American Scene: Life During the 1930s

November 6 - December 14, 2017


“American Scene: Life During the 1930s” features fine art prints created during the Depression Era. Etchings, lithographs, and wood engravings from the collection of J. Marlin Casker form the nucleus of this exhibition of American Regionalist and Social Realist art. Also included are works from SUNY Oswego’s Grant Arnold Collection of Fine Art Prints and Indiana State University’s collection of Works Progress Administration prints and posters.

The exhibition features artworks by Thomas Hart Benton, Stuart Davis, Rockwell Kent, and Reginald Marsh, and others. Some became illustrators for print publications or worked for the government-funded Federal Art Project which sought to put unemployed Americans to work during the Great Depression.

Photographs, newspaper articles, and other documents about Jamestown in the 1930s, drawn from the Fenton History Center collection, will be on view as part of the exhibition.

525 Falconer Street, Jamestown NY 14701 716.338.1300 |