Hildreth Meière Documentary Series - Watch Trailer 

An Insider’s Tour of Temple Emanu-el

March 28, 2023
6:30pm to 8:00pm ET

Temple Administrator Mark Heutlinger will lead us on an exploration of the temple’s bold architecture and unique interior decoration — which comprises over 20 types of stone; ceramic, glass, and marble mosaics; Guastavino tiles; ornamental metalwork; painted and gilded plaster; and inlaid wood marquetry — while Hilly Dunn and Anna Kupik — Meière’s granddaughter and great-granddaughter, respectively — will provide in-depth background on the artist, her work, and her techniques.

You won’t want to miss what is sure to be a thrilling architectural evening!

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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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