New Ulm High School Auditorium Murals – New Ulm MN

Project type: Art, Murals
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In March 1939, the school received notification that the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) had awarded a grant that would pay for three murals for the school’s new auditorium. John Martin Socha was chosen as the artist. The selected scenes, drawn from regional history, included the treaty of Traverse de Sioux, the battle of New Ulm, and a third mural depicting the “progress of industry in New Ulm.” The New Ulm murals reflect the influence of Diego Rivera, whom Socha studied under in Mexico.

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Source notes

National Register of Historic Places Nomination, Daniel J. Hoisington, Hoisington Preservation Consultants
http://www.mnhs.org/shpo/nrhp/images/0088_newulmhighschool/

Project originally submitted by Katherine Scott on May 1, 2015.

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Location Info


1 North State Street
New Ulm, Minnesota 56073

Coordinates: 44.311944, -94.461867

One comment on “New Ulm High School Auditorium Murals – New Ulm MN

  1. Kevin Hoffmann

    Do I need permission to use photos of the WPA murals in the New Ulm High School auditorium in a book, an if so how do I obtain permission? The book is a translation from German to English of a dramatized love story set during the Sioux uprising.

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