De Baca County Courthouse Murals – Fort Sumner NM

Description

Under the auspices of the Public Works of Art Project (and not, as some sources site, the Treasury Section of Fine Arts), Russel Vernon Hunter painted three murals for the De Baca County Courthouse. The murals are on the second floor of the courthouse. Collectively entitled “The Last Frontier,” they depict several scenes from De Baca County’s history.

Source notes

Public Art and Architecture in New Mexico 1933-1943: A Guide to the New Deal Legacy. 2012. Sunstone Press.

"A Contested Art: Modernism and Mestizaje in New Mexico," by Stephanie Lewthwaite

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Location Info


514 Avenue C
Fort Sumner, NM 88119

Location notes: Second floor hallway walls

Coordinates: 34.471754, -104.242853

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