OFPL houses nearly 200 pieces of artwork that highlight the Southwest aesthetic and the history and heritage of Gallup, McKinley County, and the surrounding region. 29 are of special significance, as they were produced under the auspices of the Work Projects Administration (WPA) between 1935 and 1943 and include 26 paintings, a sculpture, and two “trusteros” (traditional Hispanic hand-carved armoires). Also on display are historic materials from the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, contemporary paintings by local artists, and rotating exhibitions.
*Noe, Sally. Gallup, New Mexico, USA: our story: (1997). The Donning Company Publishers. p13