KiMo Theater west mural shown before repairs

muted colors, displaced and/or negated original imagery. Plaster substrate was cracked, missing material. Original tiles, shown below the mural, had been damaged and dirty.
Shawn Turung                            multi media fine art Historic Collection: KiMo Theater
KiMo Theater exterior east mural
surface cleaning and uncovering of original color palette and imagery
Shawn Turung                            multi media fine art Historic Collection: KiMo Theater Final Restoration
KiMo Theater
west mural profile shown with completed ceiling detail
Final Restoration
2010

Shawn Turung                            multi media fine art Historic Collection: KiMo Theater Final Restoration
KiMo Theater
exterior east mural profile
Final Restoration
2010
Shawn Turung                            multi media fine art Historic Collection: KiMo Theater Final restoration
KiMo Theater
exterior ceiling motif profile
Final restoration
2010
Shawn Turung                            multi media fine art Historic Collection: KiMo Theater The original motifs had been painted over and the original faux wood beams were painted solid brown
KiMo Theater
Marquee: underside - before restoration
The original motifs had been painted over and the original faux wood beams were painted solid brown

Shawn Turung                            multi media fine art Historic Collection: KiMo Theater
KiMo Theater
exterior marquee - shown plaster failure and uncovering of original motifs and color palette
Shawn Turung                            multi media fine art Historic Collection: KiMo Theater 2010
KiMo Theater: exterior marquee
Final restoration
2010
Shawn Turung                            multi media fine art Historic Collection: KiMo Theater plaster was cracked and earlier color touch-ups were unmatched to the original color palette
KiMo Theater: interior plaster air vent covers
before restoration
plaster was cracked and earlier color touch-ups were unmatched to the original color palette
Some of the medallions were pulling away from the ceiling substrate.

Shawn Turung                            multi media fine art Historic Collection: KiMo Theater
KiMo interior vent medallions
restoration in progress
Shawn Turung                            multi media fine art Historic Collection: KiMo Theater

Shawn Turung                            multi media fine art Historic Collection: KiMo Theater 2011
KiMo interior vent medallions
Restoration final
2011

Shawn Turung                            multi media fine art Historic Collection: KiMo Theater
KiMo main stage columns
before/ stage right
Shawn Turung                            multi media fine art Historic Collection: KiMo Theater 2021
KiMo main stage columns
after / stage right
2021
Shawn Turung                            multi media fine art Historic Collection: KiMo Theater 2021
main stage columns
after / stage left
2021


KiMo Theater / Albuquerque New Mexico
built 1932-1936. One of the only remaining historic Pueblo Deco archetectural style buildings remaining in the world. The theater underwent a complete restoration in 1980 when the city of Albuquerque purchased the property.

The restoration of the exterior murals, exterior ceiling, exterior marquee and interior medallions (shown) was performed in 2010 - 2011.

The interior stage colums (shown) was restored in 2021.