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The Newberry Library Colloquium

Hildreth Meière in Chicago
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

4 pm

Towner Fellows’ Lounge

Kathleen M. Skolnik, Roosevelt University

Hildreth Meière (1892-1961) was one of the most talented, prolific, and versatile American muralists of the 20th century. During her 40-year career, she completed approximately 100 commissions for office buildings, churches, government centers, theaters, restaurants, cocktail lounges, ocean liners, and world’s fair pavilions. Her most celebrated works include the interiors of the Nebraska State Capitol, the Great Hall of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., and the roundels of Dance, Drama, and Song on Radio City Music Hall. At this colloquium, Kathleen Skolnik, co-author of The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meière with Catherine Coleman Brawer, will examine these works, as well as several of Meière’s commissions in Chicago and other areas of the Midwest.