Hildreth Meière Documentary Series - Watch Trailer 

​Hildreth Meière’s Mosaic Masterpiece
at The Newark Museum of Art
Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion

October 1, 2022 · 2:00 PM ET

The Newark Museum of Art · 49 Washington St · Newark, NJ 07102

Join us for two short documentaries and a panel discussion. The panel discussion will include the mosaic’s designer and restorer Anthony David Schiavo, mosaic’s restorer Steve Miotto, architect Richard Williams, and author and independent curator Catherine Coleman Brawer. The panel will be moderated by award-winning broadcaster and consultant Steve Orr.

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“Hildreth Meière Designs for Washington, D.C.” This short documentary episode highlights four locations in D.C. where her work can be seen: National Academy of Sciences, Municipal Center (Henry J. Daly Building), Washington National Cathedral, Harvard University's Center for Hellenic Studies, and the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution where her papers are located.

“Hildreth Meière Restoring an Art Deco Mural.” Recounts the restoration and relocation of the three-paneled marble mosaic Pillars of Hercules mural originally installed in the lobby of Prudential Plaza in Newark, N.J. In the late 1990s, the mural was removed and placed in storage for more than ten years. Now restored, one of the panels is on display at the Newark Museum of Art and the other two are at Harvard University's Center for Hellenic Studies.


historical videos and programs featuring Meière’s work.


books, feature articles, exhibition catalogues, and Meière’s own writing.


to podcasts and recent lectures about Meière’s work.


the National Academy’s Great Hall Dome Explorer and Nebraska’s Virtual Capitol.

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Hildreth Meière’s Commissions

Known for her architectural decoration, American Art Deco muralist Hildreth Meière completed over 100 commissions in a variety of mediums.

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Hildreth Meière: Her Creations Are the Definition of So Extra

By Melissa Graf

Writer Melissa Graf highlights Meière in a blog article titled Hildreth Meière: Her Creations Are the Definition of “So Extra”.

The article discusses Meière’s background, education, her influences, and of course her breathtaking artwork Graf was so intrigued after seeing some of Meière’s most famous and well known commissions, she took to doing some research on the artist on her own. Graf learned that Meière always pushed herself academically, always pursuing her love of learning. Furthermore, Graf was impressed that Meière paved her own way in the mostly male centered architecture and art world, creating many large scale, show stopping commissions.

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Biography of Hildreth Meière

Hildreth Meière (me-AIR) was one of the most renown American muralists of the 20th century. During her forty-year career from the 1920s until her death in 1961, she pioneered a modern approach to murals that broke away from academic tradition and blended such influences as early Byzantine mosaics, Egyptian wall painting, classical Greek vase painting, and Native American beadwork into a style that came to be known as Art Deco.

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