For the second year, the Ingalls Library and members of Art Books Cleveland have collaborated to create one book (or book object) on the theme selected by members. Museum and library visitors may remember last year’s Travel Journal Project; ABC member artists were invited to create travel journal artist’s books that were on display at the Ingalls Library.
On October 29, 1929 the stock market crashed and the Great Depression began. Cleveland’s spiraling prosperity of the early twentieth century abruptly ended and the Cleveland Museum of Art felt the impact. Operating expenses were cut dramatically and budgets were planned literally to the penny. One consequence of the Depression was increased demand on museum services.