Udall Department of the Interior: Dixon Murals – Washington DC

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Description

The Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior building contains one of the largest collections of New Deal art in Washington DC, by some of the finest American artists of the time. 

Maynard Dixon painted “Themes of the Bureau of Indian Affairs: Indian and Soldier” and “Themes of the Bureau of Indian Affairs: Indian and Teacher” in 1939 with funding from the Section of Fine Arts.  Created to honor the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the murals hang in the 4th floor south lobby.

The Department of Interior Museum offers regular mural tours; check their website for information and registration. 

For more information on the Interior building, its art and the artists, see Look and Perrault 1986 (below – available online). Artworks begin on p. 110.

Source notes

Look, David and Carole Perrault. The Interior Building: Its Architecture and Its Art. Washington DC: US Department of Interior, National Park Service, 1986.  pp. 110-172.   https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015029850214&view=1up&seq=1

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Project originally submitted by New Deal Art Registry on February 26, 2015.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.

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Location Info


1849 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20240

Coordinates: 38.8943, -77.0425

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