"Reaching Back Through Time: The WPA Interprets Native California Creation Stories"

Last Updated: 8/19/2014

Exhibit Show Dates: August 16 - October 11, 2014

"Reaching Back Through Time: The WPA Interprets Native California Creation Stories" is an exhibit on loan from the Judith Lowry Collection, featuring New Deal era artwork reproduced courtesy of California State Parks. Between 1937 and 1942, Works Progress Administration (WPA) artists Marjorie Lee and Stephen J. Quinn produced a series of watercolor illustrations for the Mount Diablo Museum Project, based on the Creation Stories of the Miwok people. Stories include the “Birth of Wek-Wek”, “How Ah-ha’-le stole the Sun for the Valley People” and “The Bear and the Fawns”.