Conchas Lake State Park: Administration Building Murals – Conchas NM

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The CCC-built administration building of the park contains two WPA murals “by Odon Hullenkremer, a Hungarian-bom artist who worked with the WPA Federal Art Project during the 1930s. The larger of the paintings, six feet by twelve feet, hangs on the north wall of the Visitor Center in the administration building and is called “Commencement of Main Dam Construction.” The foreground of this painting depicts four surveyors with their instruments. The actual identities of the surveyors depicted have been verified by their descendents. In the background are depicted machines and men at work. The second Hullenkremer painting, “Conchas City, New Mexico” measures approximately four feet by eight feet and hangs on the south wall of the conference room of the administration building. This painting illustrates from a distance the town built for the construction and support personnel of Conchas Dam. The town itself is dwarfed by the surrounding landscape.”

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501 Bell Ranch Rd.
Conchas, NM 88416

Coordinates: 35.375307, -104.195568

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