The abstract mural titled “Art,” by Lloyd Moylan, was funded by the WPA’s Federal Art Project. The medium is tempera on plaster. There were music classes held on the second floor of the ENMU Administration Building, which explains the choice of… read more
“The 12th Chapter of Ecclesiastes” Medium: tempera on plaster The mural occupies a stairwell. All its components cannot be viewed at once. The following text is quoted from an informational postcard handout available on site: In 1937, the Work Projects… read more
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed the former Eastern New Mexico State Park, occasionally referred to as “Blackwater Draw Park”, ca. 1934-6. Flynn: “This CCC-built site was originally created to reforest 9,600 acres of that Dust Bowl area. Later the state… read more
Eastern New Mexico University saw great improvements resulting from the efforts and funding of multiple New Deal programs. The campus is home to several outstanding New Deal buildings and artworks.
In addition to “Science,” a large New Deal mural, ENMU’s Golden library is the home of several smaller commissioned (“portable”) examples of New Deal paintings, including: Gene Kloss: “Penitente Friday” and “Acoma” Stuart Walker: “Black and White Sawmill” and “Abstract” Cady Wells: “Mesas”… read more
The abstract mural titled “Science,” by Raymond Jonson, was funded by the WPA’s Federal Art Project. It is in ENMU’s Golden Library. Nearby, the university’s administration building houses this mural’s twin, titled “Art”. Flynn: They were planned as a pair, with the aim… read more
The historic post office in Portales, New Mexico was built during the Great Depression as a federal Public Works Administration (PWA) project, in 1936-7. Construction of the building is sometimes mis-attributed to the WPA. The post office, which houses an example of New… read more
Construction of the Roosevelt County Courthouse and Jail was undertaken as a New Deal project during the Great Depression. Sometimes mis-attributed to the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.), the building was actually a Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) project. The P.W.A. supplied… read more