Presentation and Exhibit Celebrating Historical Works of WPA Art in the District Court: A Dedication to Lady Justice and the Tanner Clark Murals
May 14, 2008
On Wednesday, May 14, 2008, the Historical Society for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey sponsored a presentation and exhibition celebrating two historical Works Progress Administration (WPA) works of art that were created for the opening of the new Newark Post Office and Federal Courthouse in 1936. The event highlighted the recreation of two murals by local artist Tanner Clark of New Brunswick that had been destroyed before they were ever installed in the Newark Courthouse. The program also celebrated the repositioning and relighting of a sculpture known as “Lady Justice” by WPA artist Romuald Kraus.