A Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas, one of North America’s largest stone mosaic murals, was commissioned by Flora Kampmann and the Kamko Foundation as a gift to the people of the City of San Antonio. Artist Juan O’Gorman completed the work from 1966-1968 for HemisFair, the site of the 1968 world’s fair.

Installed above the Lila Cockrell Theatre on the western wall of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, the site is challenging to access. 40 feet of Scaffolding was erected across the mural’s 130 foot span. The mural was assessed, and 11 stone colors selected to match the artist’s original design. A selection of blue glazed ceramics were also commissioned to replace aging tiles. Workmen patched missing mortar in the mosaic’s face, and installed hundreds of stones to revitalize the artwork. A gentle wash of the mural’s stones completed the project.