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IMMEDIATE Preservation support needed to save the Municipal Center in Washington, DC where Hildreth Meière designed the frieze "Health and Welfare" (1941) in an interior courtyard.

The building is a candidate for deaccession and possible demolition.

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SEND YOUR LETTER via EMAIL before Thursday, February 22nd, 2018:
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Subject line: Case 14-02, Municipal Center Letter of Support

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Watch programs featuring Hildreth Meière's work, a film of her working on a World War II triptych, footage that Meière took of her murals at the 1939 New York World’s Fair, a video series from the exhibition Walls Speak: The Narrative Art of Hildreth Meière at the National Building Museum, Washington, DC.

Features on the exhibition Walls Speak: The Narrative Art of Hildreth Meière at the National Building Museum, Washington, DC

Janis Goodman and Bill Dunlap join Robert Aubrey Davis as they discuss the first major retrospective of Hildreth Meière featuring 100 of her works--Walls Speak: The Narrative Art of Hildreth Meiére at the National Building Museum. September 2, 2011.

WETA Around Town

Lauren Knapp creates a photo essay New Exhibit Brings the Mosaic of Hildreth Meière’s Life Out of Obscurity based on the exhibition Walls Speak: The Narrative Art of Hildreth Meière at the National Building Museum, April 5, 2011.

PBS NewsHour Art Beat

Tours of Walls Speak: The Narrative Art of Hildreth Meière

In this series of seven short videos, exhibition curator Catherine Coleman Brawer discusses the work of Art Deco muralist Hildreth Meière in the exhibition. March 26, 2012. Walls Speak: The Narrative Art of Hildreth Meière.

Itunes: Walls Speak: a tour with exhibition curator, Catherine Coleman Brawer

Youtube: Walls Speak Introduction; National Academy of Sciences; Nebraska State Capitol; St. Bartholomew’s Church; Radio City Music Hall; 1939 New York World’s Fair; Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis; Travelers Insurance Company.

Features on Hildreth Meière

NET Television

The story of the Nebraska State Capitol unfolds through dazzling artwork, interviews, archival film and photos, and letters from the design team that included Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, Hildreth Meière, Lee Lawrie, and Hartley Burr Alexander. Included are interviews with Hildreth Meière’s daughter Louise Dunn, granddaughter, Hildreth Dunn, and Walls Speak exhibition curator Catherine Coleman Brawer. Jan 18, 2013.

Capitol Masterpiece - A Nebraska Story


A Conversation with Louise Meiere Dunn and Hildreth (Hilly) Dunn
Interview on LMCTV: A Town and Village Two

Alice Bloom interviews Louise Meière Dunn and Hildreth (Hilly) Dunn--daughter and granddaughter of the remarkable Art Deco artist and mosaic designer, Hildreth Meière. They discuss Meière's work at such well-known sites as Radio City Music Hall, Temple Emanu-El, St. Bartholomew's Church, The AT&T Long Distance Building, and One Wall Street in Manhattan. Sept 27, 2017.

A Town and Village Two: Conversation with Louise Dunn and Hildreth Dunn

National Building Museum

Dr. John Ochsendorf examines the partnership between the Guastavino Company and muralist Hildreth Meière in executing her designs for the Nebraska State Capitol. Dec 11, 2013.

Palaces for the People - The Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, NE

Films by Hildreth Meière at Archives of American Art

Archives of American Art blog by Sally Stokes, December 14, 2015