Public Art & Murals

Peter Hurd Mural - The Future Belongs To Those Who Prepare For It

Southeast Region

Constructed 2013

Commissioned by Prudential Insurance in 1952 and painted by Peter Hurd, this striking mural was painted directly onto a 15'x 47' plaster wall and weighs 58,000 pounds. The wall was rescued from a building in Houston before its demolition and transported to Midland, Texas where it was housed until the Artesia Public Library was completed and ready for the mural's installation. The mural depicts a slice of rural New Mexico life a common subject matter for Mr. Hurd who lived in Artesia and built what is now the Adobe Rose B&B, which he used as a studio.

511 West Texas | Artesia, NM 88210
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