On the Cutting Edge
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: The Wolfsonian–FIU @ 1001 Washington Avenue
Hildreth Meière's murals, mosaics, and stained-glass windows beautify some of the most iconic buildings in New York, yet few today know her name. A prominent designer in an industry dominated by men, Meière introduced America to the modernism of Art Deco through her commissions for St. Bartholomew's Church, Radio City Music Hall, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and the PWA (Public Works Administration). Join Kathleen Murphy Skolnik, co-author of The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meière, as she discusses Meière's work and the business savvy that propelled her 40-year career forward—right through the art world’s glass ceiling, but somehow not into most history books.
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