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For Immediate Release: March 4, 2011
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Walls Speak: The Narrative Art of Hildreth Meière Exhibition Opens

Restrospective of 20th Century Art Deco Mosaicist, Hildreth Meière, opens at the National Building Museum on March 19, 2011

The National Building Museum proudly opens Walls Speak: The Narrative Art of Hildreth Meière, the first major retrospective of Hildreth Meière, a twentieth century Art Deco muralist, mosaicist, painter, and decorative artist. The traveling exhibition features multiple works, including sketches, studies in gouache, full-color cartoons, and a selection of models, mosaics, and painted altarpieces. In her lifetime (1892–1961), Meière was considered the most famous, distinguished, and prolific Art Deco muralist in the country. She received over 100 major commissions from leading architects for projects throughout the United States. Her work can be seen today at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and Radio City Music Hall in New York.

National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
(Judiciary Square Metro, Red Line)

Saturday, March 19 – Monday, January 2, 2012

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