Open House New York Weekend - October 17-18 Featuring a video tour of the AT&T Long Distance Building - Watch Now 

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AT&T Long Distance Building

Every October, Open House New York presents an extraordinary event filled weekend showcasing some of the most amazing art and architecture of New York City. To continue this annual weekend in true Open House New York fashion, this year’s events will be a hybrid of virtual events and outdoor self-guided adventures to ensure the safety of everyone. International Hildreth Meière Association is pleased to collaborate with Open House New York again as this is our 6th year participating in this magnificent weekend long event.

This video presents a unique and intimate virtual experience featuring the AT&T Long Distance Building murals in the interior landmarked lobby. Kathleen Murphy Skolnik, an art and architectural historian, illustrates Hildreth Meière’s work in beautiful detail, while also discussing her influences, styles, and other accolades. Our hope is that you will be able to visit the AT&T Long Distance Building in person next year during Open House Weekend 2021!

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

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AT&T Long Distance Building

Hildreth Meière was asked to design decoration for the lobby ceiling at the AT&T Long Distance Building that would symbolize the purpose of the building as a vital center of international communication. To represent Continents Linked by the Telephone and Wireless, Meière designed four neo-classically influenced, individual Art Deco figures personifying Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia around the rim of the ceiling.

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Hildreth Meière's sketch in graphite for lobby ceiling

Hildreth Meière's sketch in graphite for lobby ceiling