• Post Office: Puccinelli Mural - Merced CA
    The historic post office and Federal Building in Merced, California houses multiple examples of New Deal artwork, among which is "Vacheros," a 6' x 8' tempera-on-canvas mural. The work, by Dorothy Puccinelli, was commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts.
  • San Francisco Zoo, Mothers Building Murals - San Francisco CA
    Murals by Dorothy Pucinelli and Helen Forbes adorn the interior of the Mothers Building at the SF Zoo which was originally built in 1925 as a refuge for mothers and their children. Pucinelli and Forbes used egg tempera to paint a four panel mural illustrating "Noah and his Ark-the Waters Subsiding and Renewal." The murals were painted in 1938 with Federal Art Project funds. From 1978 to 2002, the building served as the Zoo's gift shop, however the murals are currently deteriorating and, pending more funds for restoration, the building is only used for occasional events.