Picturing the 1930s
Welcome to Picturing the Thirties!
How to use this website
Learn about the 1930s through eight exhibitions: The Depression, The New Deal, The Country, Industry, Labor, The City, Leisure, and American People. Artworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum collection are supplemented with other primary source materials such as photographs, newsreels, and artists? memorabilia.
Users can explore this virtual space and find information by clicking on people and objects. Visitors can gather artworks and place them in their bin for later documentary production.
The theater?s feature presentation is a series of interviews produced by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Abstract Artists Describe the 1930s. Additionally, user-created documentaries can be viewed from the theater?s balcony. Go to the theater?s projection booth to find PrimaryAccess and a movie-making tutorial.