Arizona Research Library Announces Latest Speaker in 2018 Arizona Author Series

PHOENIX – The State of Arizona Research Library continues its 2018 Arizona Author Series by hosting its latest event with Betsy Fahlman. She will discuss her research on New Deal Art in Arizona on Friday July 6, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

“The Arizona Author Series has hosted some really fantastic authors so far this year and we’re excited to have Betsy Fahlman with us for the next installment,” said Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan.

The most recent installment in this year’s Arizona Author Series will be held in the Polly Rosenbaum State Archives and History Building.

“Arizona’s art history is incredibly rich and Betsy has really been able to dig deep into this history. She’ll go through examples like Jay Datus’ eight panel mural in the former library at the State Capitol and how that came to happen, Reagan said.”

Fahlman will chronicle Arizona’s Art History and the emblematic story of the modern West. Few periods in history are more significant than the era of the New Deal, whose programs operated in every state between 1933 and 1945 at the end of World War II. Betsy Fahlman’s discussion will chronicle post office murals, Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information photographs, and the Navajo Nation Council Chamber whose murals were executed by Gerald Nailor.