Kirtland Air Force Base Murals – Albuquerque NM

Description

“The Old Officer’s Club on this base was originally the Sandia Girls School, a private school built by the Simms family. It had art and furniture created specifically for it but most has been lost. Six of the pieces created by Lloyd Moylan were conserved and still hang in the cocktail lounge of the East Officer’s Club. They are a series of different Indian dances including Buffalo, Butterfly, Clown, Deer, Eagle and Matachinas. Originally there were at least seven paintings and maybe more, but the missing paintings may have disappeared during a fire. Other unusual craft items also missing are the piece of furniture that were crafted for the space which included ranch style chairs with propellers carved into the arms of the chairs.”   (Public Art and Architecture in New Mexico)

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

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Location Info


Kirtland AFB
Albuquerque, NM 87116

Coordinates: 35.0128396, -106.51127120000001

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