Friday, March 19, 2010

Art of Making Do is the Subject of New Museum Exhibit

"Skint! Making do in the Great Depression", opens March 27 at Museum of Sydney, Australia. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the exhibit will display the folk art and crafts of the 1930s.

Items like furniture made from boxes, rugs made from rags, and toy trains made from scrap wood, stowed away for years by specialist collectors of Depression-era art will be on display.

Annie Campbell, notes...

"These creative activities not only helped many people to brighten their homes but also provided an enjoyable diversion to pass the time," she says.

She adds that the Depression tradition of "making do" continued to thrive after the recession had passed.