Post Office Mural – Deming NM

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A Section of Fine Arts-sponsored mural entitled “Mountains and Yucca” was painted by Kenneth M. Adams and installed in the Deming, New Mexico post office in 1937.

“Originally Andrew Drasburg, a Taos artist, was selected to do the mural for this post office. Unfortunately his poor health kept him from working in the hot climate found in Deming, so when he declined the opportunity he recommended they use Kenneth M. Adams instead. His recommendation was accepted and a pure landscape was done in 1937 by Kenneth M. Adams (1892-1966). Yucca and other local vegetation can be seen in the foreground, while the familiar landmark, Cook’s Peak, dominates the background. The choice of palette used in this work comes from the soft greens, blues, violets, and yellows found in the nearby landscape.”

-Treasure on New Mexico Trails

Source notes

Flynn, Kathryn A., editor. Treasures on New Mexico Trails: discovery of New Deal art and architecture. New Mexico State Historic Preservation Division, 1995. Pgs. 45-46.

"New Deal Sites in New Mexico," Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps, New Mexico Humanities Council.
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201 West Spruce Street
Deming, NM 88030

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Coordinates: 32.267549, -107.760393

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