City Auditorium Mural – Colorado Springs CO

Description

“Hardrock Miners”

"The City Auditorium showcases two New Deal murals that face each other in the curved walls above the ticket counters, and explain the early dichotomy of the city.

Archie Musick's "Hardrock Miners" tells the story of the mine laborers who helped create the wealth that flowed down the mountains into Colorado Springs, while Tabor Utley's "The Arts" expresses the city founders' vision of a "Newport in the Rockies," peopled by refined citizens.

That same dichotomy between hard labor and the arts defined Colorado Springs during the New Deal era."
– gazette.com

Source notes

Reed, Bill. "City Auditorium murals, Monument Creek wall are part of New Deal's legacy,"The Colorado Springs Gazette, May 6, 2008. 

"Information on the Murals," PDF available on the City of Colorado Springs Web site. 

New Deal/WPA Art in Colorado. 

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Location Info


221 East Kiowa Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Coordinates: 38.835239, -104.821087

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