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"Designing for Nebraska: Hildreth Meière and Her Murals for Nebraska State Capitol"

Sheldon Museum of Art
University of Nebraska
12th and R Street
Lincoln, NE

Opening Reception

September 16, 2014
5:30 PM


by Kathleen Murphy Skolnik
September 18, 2014
5:30 PM

In 1931, Hildreth Meière was commissioned to design a large tapestry for the wall above the speaker's niche in the Nebraska State Capitol to improve the acoustics of the Senate chamber.

A sample of Meière's tapestry will be on exhibit as part of the Sheldon Museum of Art's Things Speak: Storied Objects from Lincoln Collections, a free exhibition assembled from the collections of twelve of the city’s public collections which opens September 16, 2014 through February 8, 2015.

Kathleen Murphy Skolnik, one of the authors of The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meière, will also be presenting Designing for Nebraska: Hildreth Meiere and Her Murals for Nebraska State Capitol, a free lecture.

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New Book Now Available
"The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meière"

Ninety years after the completion of her first commission at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., a lost artist’s work is being recognized with a lavishly illustrated new book.

The volume explores the life and work of the trailblazer behind some of the most spectacular murals of the 20th century.

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About Hildreth Meière

Hildreth Meière (1892-1961) was one of the most influential and creative decorative artists of the Twentieth Century whose achievements gained the recognition of the established art world.

In the 1930s she was considered the most famous muralist of the Art Deco style, and probably the most prolific in the country. Meière’s specialty was the ancient and beautiful art of mosaic, which continues to be enjoyed in churches and public buildings across the country in over a hundred commissions from New York to California.

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See Her Artwork

Most of Meière’s spectacular creations are on public view, enhancing buildings, and are revered by those who are familiar with the mosaic murals, wall sculptures, stained glass windows and other unique works - even if they are unaware of the artist.

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Emancipation of Women

Hildreth Meière, Emancipation of Women
Study in gouache on tracing paper for Justice Department Building mural competition, 1935

Reveal Answer

More photographs from various commissions and additional information to come.

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