The New Deal Questions and Answers

Start Your Free Trial

What political messages do the Post Office murals convey?

Expert Answers info

Ashley Kannan eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2009

write16,848 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, History, and Social Sciences

I think that the Post Office mural movement that comes out of the New Deal carries with it significant political messages.  Consider the words of Harry Hopkins, Roosevelt's relief administrator:

During this time government-created agencies supported the arts in unprecedented ways. As Harry Hopkins, Roosevelt's relief administrator said in response to criticism of federal support for the arts, '[artists] have got to eat just like other people."

This would be one of the dominant...

(The entire section contains 244 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now

check Approved by eNotes Editorial