Interior Museum, Washington, DC Photos

The Department of the Interior building (1936) (1849 C St. NW) by Waddy Butler Wood, et al not only contains many Art Deco details, but also many murals by well-known American artists. This government run museum gives tours of this art.

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Department of the Interior. Washington, DC.Department of the Interior facade. Washington, DC.Moose relief by Boris Gilbertson on Department of the Interior building. Washington, DC.Buffalo relief by Boris Gilbertson on Department of the Interior building. Washington, DC.
Department of the Interior (1936) (1849 C St. NW). Washington, DC. Architect: Waddy Butler Wood, et al. On National Register.Department of the Interior facade. Washington, DC.Moose relief (1939) by Boris Gilbertson on Department of the Interior building. Washington, DC.Buffalo relief (1939) by Boris Gilbertson on Department of the Interior building. Washington, DC.
Staircase in Department of the Interior building. Washington, DC.Ceremonial Dance mural by Stephen Mopope at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Native dancers detail of Ceremonial Dance mural by Stephen Mopope at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Worship detail of Ceremonial Dance mural by Stephen Mopope at Interior Department. Washington, DC.
Staircase in Department of the Interior building. Washington, DC.Ceremonial Dance mural (1939) by Stephen Mopope at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Native dancers detail of Ceremonial Dance mural (1939) by Stephen Mopope at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Worship detail of Ceremonial Dance mural (1939) by Stephen Mopope at Interior Department. Washington, DC.
Native dancers detail of Ceremonial Dance mural by Stephen Mopope at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Signature detail of Ceremonial Dance mural by Stephen Mopope at Interior Department t. Washington, DC.Harvest Dance mural by James Auchia at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Signature detail of James Auchia on Harvest Dance mural at Interior Department. Washington, DC.
Native dancers detail of Ceremonial Dance mural (1939) by Stephen Mopope at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Signature detail of Ceremonial Dance mural (1939) by Stephen Mopope at Interior Department t. Washington, DC.Harvest Dance mural (1939) by James Auchia at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Signature detail of James Auchia on Harvest Dance mural (1939) at Interior Department. Washington, DC.
Native dancers detail of Harvest Dance mural by James Auchia at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Native women detail of Harvest Dance mural by James Auchia at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Native women detail of Harvest Dance mural by James Auchia at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Native food detail of Harvest Dance mural by James Auchia at Interior Department. Washington, DC.
Native dancers detail of Harvest Dance mural (1939) by James Auchia at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Native women detail of Harvest Dance mural (1939) by James Auchia at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Native women detail of Harvest Dance mural (1939) by James Auchia at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Native food detail of Harvest Dance mural (1939) by James Auchia at Interior Department. Washington, DC.
Bureau of Indian Affairs: Natives with Teacher painting by Maynard Dixon at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Bureau of Indian Affairs: Native Americans with cavalry officer painting by Maynard Dixon at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Detail of Bureau of Indian Affairs: Native Americans with cavalry officer painting by Maynard Dixon at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Maynard Dixon mural signature detail with buffalo at Interior Department. Washington, DC.
Bureau of Indian Affairs: Natives with Teacher painting (1939) by Maynard Dixon at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Bureau of Indian Affairs: Native Americans with cavalry officer painting (1939) by Maynard Dixon at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Detail of Bureau of Indian Affairs: Native Americans with cavalry officer painting (1939) by Maynard Dixon at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Maynard Dixon mural signature detail (1939) with buffalo at Interior Department. Washington, DC.
Rush for the Oklahoma Land - 1894 painting by John Steuart Curry at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Woman in buckboard detail of Rush for the Oklahoma Land - 1894 painting by John Steuart Curry at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Homesteading & the Building of Barbed Wire Fences painting by John Steuart Curry at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Detail of Homesteading & the Building of Barbed Wire Fences painting by John Steuart Curry at Interior Department. Washington, DC.
Rush for the Oklahoma Land - 1894 painting (1939) by John Steuart Curry at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Woman in buckboard detail of Rush for the Oklahoma Land - 1894 painting (1939) by John Steuart Curry at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Homesteading & the Building of Barbed Wire Fences painting (1939) by John Steuart Curry at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Detail of Homesteading & the Building of Barbed Wire Fences painting (1939) by John Steuart Curry at Interior Department. Washington, DC.
Driving cattle painting by Ernest Fiene at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Placer Mining for Gold painting by Ernest Fiene at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Dredger detail of Placer Mining for Gold painting by Ernest Fiene at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Picking apples mural by Nicolai Cikovsky at Interior Department. Washington, DC.
Driving cattle painting (1938) by Ernest Fiene at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Placer Mining for Gold painting (1938) by Ernest Fiene at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Dredger detail of Placer Mining for Gold painting (1938) by Ernest Fiene at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Picking apples mural (1938) by Nicolai Cikovsky at Interior Department. Washington, DC.
Picking dates mural by Nicolai Cikovsky at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Digging irrigation canals mural by Nicolai Cikovsky at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Desert cactus mural by Nicolai Cikovsky at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Hoover Dam photo mural by Ansel Adams at Interior Department. Washington, DC.
Picking dates mural (1938) by Nicolai Cikovsky at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Digging irrigation canals mural (1938) by Nicolai Cikovsky at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Desert cactus mural (1938) by Nicolai Cikovsky at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Hoover Dam photo mural (1941-2) by Ansel Adams at Interior Department. Washington, DC.
Hoover Dam electrical tower photo mural by Ansel Adams at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Canyon de Chelly photo mural by Ansel Adams at Interior Department. Washington, DC."Incident in Contemporary American Life" about Marian Anderson concert at Lincoln Memorial painting by Mitchell Jamieson at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Blacks in Science painting by Millard Sheets at Interior Department. Washington, DC.
Hoover Dam electrical tower photo mural (1941-2) by Ansel Adams at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Canyon de Chelly photo mural (1941-2) by Ansel Adams at Interior Department. Washington, DC."Incident in Contemporary American Life" about Marian Anderson concert at Lincoln Memorial painting (1942) by Mitchell Jamieson at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Blacks in Science painting (1948) by Millard Sheets at Interior Department. Washington, DC.
Blacks in Religion painting by Millard Sheets at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Blacks in Education painting by Millard Sheets at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Blacks in The Arts painting by Millard Sheets at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Guardians of the Past painting by Daniel Galvez at Interior Department. Washington, DC.
Blacks in Religion painting (1948) by Millard Sheets at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Blacks in Education painting (1948) by Millard Sheets at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Blacks in The Arts painting (1948) by Millard Sheets at Interior Department. Washington, DC.Guardians of the Past painting (2000) by Daniel Galvez at Interior Department. Washington, DC.

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