Udall Department of the Interior: Beal 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. 

Gifford Beal painted “Tropical Country” and “North Country” in 1941 with funding from the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. They hang on the 5th floor, south of the elevator 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

One comment on “Udall Department of the Interior: Beal Murals – Washington DC

  1. Alicia Fiene-Lamanna

    Hello,
    I am Alicia Fiene-Lamanna, curious granddaughter of Ernest Fiene and Alicia Wiencek. I heard from a cousin you all have art by my grand mother Alicia. I just wanted to know or see the art. Just tracing my heritage. Thank you.
    —Alicia Fiene-Lamanna

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