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Adopt a Painting Program

Adopt a Painting Program preserves an important part of Livingston County History

Mount Morris NY: Here in western New York, we have a collection of paintings created during the Works Progress Administration of the New Deal. About 250 of these paintings are on their designated site in Mount Morris on the Livingston County Campus, formerly the Mount Morris Tuberculosis Hospital. The New Deal Gallery at Livingston Arts Center showcases about 30 of these paintings, changing exhibits every six months.

After 75 years, though still lovely, most of the paintings need some help. Imperfect storage, insects, water and time have been hard on them. Wouldn’t you like to be part of this special collection? It is an ideal way to mark a special occasion, honor the person who has everything or celebrate that this wonderful collection is in our midst.

Your family, school, club or business can all take part. You can adopt a frame, clean one square inch or be a painting patron. Every contribution, large and small, goes toward preserving this important collection. You can reserve a painting and make an annual pledge for its restoration.

This is your opportunity to put a mark on our historic past. For more information call 585-243-6785. To view the collection online, click here.