Exhibit: Life and Art in the Great Depression by Reima V. Ratti

Ratti’s love of art guided his life and would lead him on a path to history.

Civilian Conservation Corps Art on Exhibit update:
Because of the current 2020 COVID-19 pandemic the Dunn Museum is closed and all events associated with the current Reima Ratti: Life and Art in the Great Depression exhibit have been cancelled.

It is no exaggeration that exhibits highlighting pieces from the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Art Program are exceedingly rare and it is unfortunate that this exhibit, the story and discovery of this New Deal story and CCC art can not continue.

Originally scheduled for January 25-April 12, 2020, was a special exhibition focusing on the life of CCC artist, Reima V. Ratti  at the Bess Bower Dunn Museum in Libertyville, Illinois.

The exhibit featured the Art , letters, photographs and other treasures created during the Great Depression and during Reima Ratti’s enrollment in the three “C’s”. In addition to a small statuette that inspired a brass monumentCalendar events that were to include tours, family activities and an Author Talk have been cancelled.

The story can still be told and discovered in the book by Kathleen Duxbury:
CCC ART – Reima Victor Ratti – Artists of the Civilian Conservation Corps available through Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Dunn Museum, Ingram and other online booksellers.

Museum Closed 3/19/202presentation cancelled
CCC ART – Reima V. Ratti 3/19/2020, Dunn Museum presentation cancelled

 

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