Post office interior
“New Deal mural entitled ‘Indian Bear Dance’ painted by Boris Deutsch in 1940. Truth or Consequences was known as “Hot Springs” until 1951.”
“Indian Bear Dance, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico Installed in 1938, this 12-foot long, oil on canvas mural by Boris Deutsch is located in the Geronimo Retail Unit, 300 Main Street, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, Post Office. The retail unit is open 24 hours a day for postal customers and visitors interested in New Deal art.”
"The New Deal: A 75th Anniversary Celebration." Kathryn Flynn with Richard Polese.
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We had to persevere to see this mural. We couldn’t locate the address as listed above, so we went to the newer post office to inquire. We got some info that turned out wrong, so we did a little quick research in the car and found the old post office, which houses the mural, is on Main Avenue, not Main Street. Turns out the lobby in the old post office is open only til 6 pm (most post office lobbies are open 24/7), so we were lucky to get there by about 5 pm to see this spectacular mural. Well worth the extra effort.