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An Artist’s Home Movies: Hildreth Meière and the New York World’s Fair

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Guest author Sally Stokes looks at the home movies artist Hildreth Meière made of murals at the 1939–1940 New York World’s Fair. Part 1, Hildreth Meière footage of murals and friezes at the 1939 New York World's Fair, 1939. Hildreth Meière papers, 1901-2011, bulk 1911-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. For the past several years, I have been studying the religious architecture of Clarence S. Stein (1882—1975). One of the major undertakings of the firm Kohn, Butler and Stein was Temple Emanu-El (1929), on East Sixty-fifth Street in New York City. The temple’s sanctuary features breathtaking mosaics by the...
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