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Our State
Topic
Our State: Early Nebraska to Statehood
Title

Hildreth Meiere: The Woman Artist Who Had Eight Commissions for the Nebraska State Capitol

Speaker

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Description

As a designer in tiles, Hildreth Meiere worked in a durable medium of architectural magnitude, including the original mosaics in the Nebraska State Capitol. Meiere is not as well known as many artists of her generation because her works are affixed to walls, ceilings and floors. They cannot be transported, and slides only partially convey the wonder of these achievements. Meiere’s life (1892-1961) was filled with significant work accomplished when there were few women in her field. Haller talks about what Meiere did before and after she completed the eight commissions for the Nebraska State Capitol.

Age Group
All Ages

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