McKinley County Courthouse (former): Moylan Murals – Gallup NM

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“The McKinley County Courthouse, itself a New Deal arts project, houses 19 pieces of New Deal art, and murals, tile work, lamps, and furniture by New Deal artists and crafts workers grace the courthouses interior.” (www.co.mckinley.nm.us)

“Inside the lobby, Indian motifs are featured in the tile wainscoting, lettered signs, pendant lighting fixtures, and Pueblo-style paintings on the plaster walls, all set off by hand-made wooden furniture and oil paintings by New Mexican artists.

The second-floor court room has ten-foot murals depicting the history of McKinley County which were completed by Lloyd Moylan in 1940 and restored in 1991.” (www.co.mckinley.nm.us/courthouse_project.htm)

The murals depict the “History of the Gallup Region.” They were restored in 1991.

Gallup had one of the largest WPA art collections in New Mexico. A small WPA display remains on exhibit at the main library.

Source notes

Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry: http://www.newdealartregistry.org/
http://www.mckinleycountyart.org/
http://www.co.mckinley.nm.us/mced/pdfs/Art%20&%20Culture%20Tims%20Rev%206182008.pdf
www.co.mckinley.nm.us/courthouse_project.htm

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Location Info


201 West Hill St.
Gallup, NM 87301

Location notes: Second-floor courtroom

Coordinates: 35.525357, -108.742033

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