Behind These Walls
In our January 2010 issue, we profiled the tireless work of Stamford’s own Louise Dunn and her daughter, Hilly, to call attention to the artistic legacy of the late Art Deco artist Hildreth Meière, Louise’s mother. Hildreth’s work, which includes the roundels at Radio City Music Hall, the eight-story mosaics at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan, and the red-and-gold Banking Room at One Wall Street, among many others, is studied in the retrospective Walls Speak: The Narrative Art of Hildreth Meière, which opened in 2010 at the Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University. Hilly Dunn tells us the exhibit subsequently had a successful run in 2011—recently extended through January—at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. There’s more good news: Liturgical items from the show, like the mosaic above, will travel next to New York’s Museum of Biblical Art, where they will be on view through May. For more information visit hildrethmeiere.com.