The Great Depression started around the 1930s and lasted a little over a decade, with many businesses and families suffering from the repercussions of World War II. "Maurice Merlin and the American Scene, 1930-1947" features an under-recognized artist portraying a highly recognizable topic.
In this exhibition, Maurice Merlin gives us his perspective on an economically tumultuous period in U.S. history. He was hired by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), which employed people to construct roads and buildings, as well as raise an interest in music and arts. The works on display feature life in Detroit as its citizens try to find solutions in recovering from the Depression.
The Huntington Library will be displaying this exhibition until April 15, 2013 so there are only two months left. They are located on Oxford Road in San Marino. They are open every day, except Thursday. Check their website for hours, parking, and other exhibitions available.