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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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.

Exhibit at the Fairfield University Art Museum

Hildreth Meière: The Art of Commerce

This exhibit highlights corporate commissions in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and includes paintings, wall sculptures, preparatory drawings, cartoons and gouache sketches, as well as photographs of finished commissions. Also included in this exhibition are the full-size cartoons for the mosaic in the lobby of the Travelers Insurance Company in Hartford, CT.

Bellarmine Hall Galleries

April 18 – September 21, 2019

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Self-portrait, 1943

Panel: Women in Management

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT

Dolan School of Business
1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824

How did Hildreth Meière develop strong collaborative working relationships with the craftsmen who executed her mosaics and sculptures? How many of the challenges that she faced in the early 20th century are still experienced by women in management positions today?
Join us for an interdisciplinary panel discussion on Wednesday, September 18th at 6pm in the Dolan School of Business led by Curator of Education Michelle DiMarzo, Dr. Catherine C. Giapponi (Associate Professor of Management), and Dr. Elizabeth Hohl (Assistant Professor of the Practice of the History Department). A reception will precede the event at 5pm, generously supported by the Travelers Insurance Company. This lecture is presented in conjunction with Hildreth Meière: The Art of Commerce located in the museum's Bellarmine Hall Galleries which is on view through September 21, 2019.

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Study of Song 1

Art in Focus: Hildreth Meière, [Study of Song #1], 1932

Thursday, September 19, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Fairfield University Art Museum
1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824

Each event in our Art in Focus series offers an opportunity for an hour of close looking and informal discussion around a single work of art. This event is led by the Curator of Education and Academic Engagement, Michelle DiMarzo. On Thursday, September 19th at 11:00 a.m. we'll be looking at the Study of Song #1 (1932), a work of art from the exhibition Hildreth Meière: The Art of Commerce (April 18 – September 21, 2019). Join us for the opportunity to engage deeply with this work of art in a relaxed atmosphere. Reserve your seat now!

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Open House New York Weekend 2019

Open House New York Weekend 2019

October 19-20, 2019

See Meière's work at AT&T Long Distance Building and Temple Emanu-El (open Sunday, 12:00pm - 4:00pm).

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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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