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Following Sunday Brunch last week, I had the opportunity of taking a short walk from the Museum Cafe directly to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. I very much enjoyed the current exhibit titled "The Complete WPA Collection". Have you ever heard of the WPA? If you think that our economy has been through some tough times in the last ten years, at least we have more of a social 'safety net' than they had in the Great Depression of the 1930's. WPA was created by President Roosevelt (FDR) as the Works Progress Administration...WPA. It was a government program to basically create employment for Americans to blunt the trauma of the Great Depression. How did this become a art exhibit at the OKCMOA?Part of the WPA was the FAP...the Federal Art Project. Perhaps you've heard of some of the names of artists who were helped and whose works were elevated by the FAP?Jackson Pollock, Willem De Kooning, and Stuart Davis, among many others had art careers that were enhanced by help from the FAP. After the second World War the WPA was dissolved and OKC was lucky to have a large part of the FAP inventory become a part of the Oklahoma Art Center which was the predecessor of the OKCMOA.This exhibit will end July 2, 2017 so I encourage you to have Sunday Brunch at the OKCMOA Museum Cafe and then walk over to the exhibit before it leaves this coming Summer!