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Paintings, Posters, Watercolors, and Prints, Showing the Activities of the American Red Cross

May 2 – May 30, 1942
Ground Floor, Central Gallery

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 102 paintings, posters, watercolors, and prints were shown from the 187th open national competition conducted by the Section of Fine Arts. 2,038 entries by 1,264 artists had been submitted. The competition was conducted for the American Red Cross by the Section of Fine Arts, Public Buildings Administration, Federal Works Agency. The topic was Red Cross activity in peace and wartime. 70 works were selected by a jury for purchase by the Red Cross, and others were recommended for exhibition around the country.