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Art Deco in Washington, D.C.:
The Legacy of Hildreth Meière

Documentary World Premiere and Panel Discussion

April 2, 2022 | 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET

National Academy of Sciences
Fred Kavli Auditorium
2101 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.

Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences, the Art Deco Society of Washington, and the International Hildreth Meière Association invite you to attend the world premiere of the first two videos in the new Hildreth Meière documentary series, a DOCYOURSTORY production. The program will also include a panel discussion with scholars, artisans, and preservationists. Watch the trailer here.

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Visiting Hildreth Meière Commissions

The tours will be self-guided. Visit the www.hildrethmeiere.org website to learn more about the commission or by clicking on the links below.

If you have any questions, please email mhildrethmeiere@gmail.com

Washington National Cathedral
Washington National Cathedral

Chapel of the Resurrection
Half-dome apse

3101 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Visiting hours: 10:00am-2:00pm
Admission: $15 pay at door or purchase online

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Pillars of Hercules
Center for Hellenic Studies

Courtyard and interior wall of library
Pillars of Hercules, two marble mosaic panels

3100 Whitehaven Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Visiting hours: 10:00am-12:00pm and 4:30pm-6:30pm
Registration required: Complete the online form

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Municipal Center
Municipal Center (Henry P. Daly Building)

West courtyard
81-foot frieze

300 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Visiting hours: 11:00am-1:00pm
Special instructions: There will be an IHMA volunteer at the entrance handing out IHMA stickers that you will need in order to enter.

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Washington National Cathedral
National Academy of Sciences

Great Hall
Dome, arches, and pendentives

2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20418

Visiting hours: 1:00pm-4:30pm
Event: 2:00pm-4:00pm. View event information

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Speakers and Panel Members

Steve Orr

Moderator

Steve Orr

An award-winning broadcaster turned consultant. He founded Steve Orr Media to help clients become more effective speakers, as well as create and produce podcasts. He’s the author of the forthcoming book Podcasting for Small Business. Steve’s career also included a long run at the MarketWatch Radio Network. As a business anchor/reporter, he was regularly heard on some of the country’s biggest news stations, including 1010 WINS in New York, WBBM in Chicago and WTOP in Washington, DC.

Kathleen Murphy Skolnik
Kathleen Murphy Skolnik

Teaches art and architectural history at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois, leads seminars on Art Deco design at the Newberry Library, a private research library also in Chicago, and lectures for the Scarsdale Adult School. She is the co-author of The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meière and a contributor to the recently published Art Deco Chicago: Designing Modern America. From 2008 to 2016 she was the editor of the Chicago Art Deco Society Magazine and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Art Deco Society of New York and is a Board Member of the International Hildreth Meière Association.

Kate Haw
Kate Haw

Since January of 2020 has been Executive Officer for Collections, Exhibitions, and Programs at the National Gallery of Art, overseeing exhibitions, public programs, and the research library. From 2013-2019, Kate was Director of the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest resource for the study of American art. Kate has also held curatorial roles at the National Gallery of Art and the American Federation of Arts, and was Co-Director of the renowned Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture.

Richard Williams, FAIA
Richard Williams, FAIA

Richard Williams Architects’ buildings are noted for their formal rigor, aesthetic refinement and an ethos of restraint. Recipient of many local and national awards, his firm’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Architectural Digest, and DWELL. A native of Washington, DC, Richard received his BA in history and literature from Harvard College, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia with highest honors. Named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 2010, he has served on numerous design juries and governing boards, including two terms on the US Commission of Fine Arts’ Old Georgetown Board from 2014-2020. He is married to Kimberly Prothro Williams, an architectural historian and author.

Janice Goldblum
Janice Goldblum

For over 46 years worked as an archivist out of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) building, retiring in 2019. While working with NAS she built archival collections, conducted tours, and assisted the 2012 building restoration architects. She was part of the NAS staff that wrote and produced The National Academy of Sciences Building: A Home for Science in America (2013). Janice has been an avid supporter of the International Hildreth Meière Association (IHMA) education and preservation efforts including support for external exhibitions on Hildreth Meière at St. Bonaventure University, Quick Center for the Arts, and at the National Building Museum.

Douglas “Peter” Sefton
Douglas Sefton

Has been active in historic preservation since the early 2000s and serves as a trustee of the D.C. Preservation League. The recipient of a master’s degree in Architectural History from the University of Virginia, he is co-author with John Deferrari of Sixteenth Street NW: Washington, DC’s Avenue of Ambitions, published by Georgetown University Press in February 2022. Peter’s current research interests include patterns of community transition and New Deal architecture in the District of Columbia.