Milwaukee Handicraft Mondays

Our own Special Collections department features images from the Wisconsin Arts Projects of the WPA collection every Monday for “Milwaukee Handicraft Mondays.” Check out their active and gorgeous Tumblr posts to learn even more about our handicrafts collection – details on how blockprinted textiles are made, their design context and why they were made in Milwaukee, and other fascinating perspectives. And then check out the digital collection itself – where we provide access to hundreds of high resolution images from the collections as well as a timeline describing how the Milwaukee Handicrafts project fits into the bigger picture of the Works Project Administration and the Federal Arts Projects of the 1930s, definitions for printmaking, and guides to browsing this important collection.