Renowned Art Deco Artist Hildreth Mei

? New York, NY (PRWEB) January 12, 2012

The most famous and versatile Art Deco muralist Hildreth re Mei (1892-1961) is the subject of the presentation of exciting new Museum of Arts Bible exhibition walls : the narrative art of Mei Hildreth? new. To view from February 3 to May 20, 2012, the walls Speakeasy presents the liturgical projects of this avant-garde artist for many New York metropolitan centers has created emblematic places of worship, including Temple Emanu -El, the Church of St. Bartholomew, St. Michael’s Church Passionist Monastery in Union City, New Jersey and another religious symbol. Organized by the Centre Regina A. Quick for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University and organized by Catherine Coleman Brawer, the exhibition features over 90 items, including hand-painted altarpieces and mosaics scale test. Also visible are the gouache studies, cartoons and models that form the basis of Mei? Res completed designs, as well as photos of some of his commissions were more traditional. This conference is the first presentation of the walls only to opinion? Res great job for synagogues and churches. Visitors can experience a great American muralist, whose innovative approach to design, materials and technology to the forefront, she pushed at a time, had pushed through some of the artists whose art and ability to improve rich sacred spaces.

specialize in mosaicnow almost lost artHildreth Mei? Re was one of the most famous muralists and prolific of the 20th Century. An early proponent of Art Deco drew inspiration from medieval times to the mosaic of Ravenna and the wall paintings of the Renaissance in Florence, streamlined modern style bring traditional motifs. She received her first big orders to conduct Bertram Goodhue architect, and G. During his career, completed 100 projects that were equally divided between the secular and the religious. She left their mark in the vast landscape of New York City, including Expo 1939 New York World, Radio City Music Hall, Red Hall in banking on Wall Street and the Cathedral of St. Patrick. In 1956, she became the first woman to receive the Medal of Fine Arts of the American Institute of Architects, and was the first woman appointed to the Commission of the City of New York Art.


Mei? Re is an artist who has left an indelible mark in New York, said
Dr. Ena Heller
, CEO Mobia. This exhibition explores their role in the decoration of many of Americas most beautiful houses of worship and it shows as a creative force that deserves a place among the most skilled artists of the 20th Century.

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born in New York, taking the company and Europe to study art, Mei? Re costumes that appeared at the Metropolitan Opera in 1917 devised. During a career that spans five decades, she has created installations for monumental religious buildings, government and business. Illustrate subjects ranging from astronomy to the women’s movement drew on the mythology, biblical history, the lives of saints, and Native American art. Through studies, working drawings, models and photographs of the interior finish of the granddaughter of the artist Mei Hildreth? Re Dunn will be taken to see firsthand how visitors Mobia Mei? Res artistic process from concept to final form develops. The exhibition includes newly restored sequences Mei? Re and artists to work on portable triptychs for the armed forces during World War II. Three of his triptychs are on display.


? perform again work with skilled craftsmen qualified European, their designs in ceramic tiles, glass mosaic in the Byzantine style mosaic, inlaid wood and stained glass silhouette. Famous in his life, his work has received less attention than the styles and tastes have changed.

Highlights View

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St. Peter mosaic of the Transfiguration, 1928. St. Bartholomew Church in New York. Glass Mosaic, 58? x 59?. Work for the first time in a glass-mosaic shows Mei? Re the transfiguration of the Gospel of Mark that the half-dome of the apse described. Their Byzantine-style mosaic is composed of tesserae – mixed fragments of colored glass with gold leaf decorated glass. Several shades of gold were used.


for sample apse mosaic panel, 1929. St. Bartholomew Church in New York. Glass Mosaic, 50 x 20 St. Richard Parish, St. Louis, Missouri, promised gift to St. Bonaventure University. Mei? Re was commissioned designs that create a variety of animals including a lion, unicorn, eagle, peacock, pelican and deer all symbols of Christ as inserts for the lower part of the apse. In this picture, the Pelican pierce her breast to feed her chickens.


triptych. 146 for the armed forces, our God fights for us, the Second World War, 1944. Oil on wood with gilded gesso, 60 x 72;? The Virginia War Museum, Newport News, Virginia Re Mei wrote to his family, on war work, I increasingly altarpieces for chaplains … There is talk of turning the 500 of them, and I will count on him for many design and conduct. God help me! Mei? Re runs a program for portable altars soldiers that were used in the Jewish and Christian services during the Second World War are. The biblical figures relate to the construction of the walls of Jerusalem on the left wing of the triptych on contemporary bridge builders and soldiers of the church on the right wing.

Walking tour

A walking tour through New York, visitors can produce a range of facilities, including Mei? res mosaic sheets in the main sanctuary of Temple Emanu-El, the largest synagogue in the world to see.


strong support for exhibitions and programs Mobias was provided by the American Bible Society, and Howard and Roberta Ahmanson available. This program is funded in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with the City Council. Talking walls is made possible with support from Governor Cuomo and the Legislature of the State of New York by the New York State Council on the Arts.

About the Museum of Biblical Art:

In the near Lincoln Center, Broadway at 61st Street in 1865, presented at the Museum of Biblical Art is critically acclaimed exhibitions and provides high quality, affordable art enrichment programs for all ages . Mobia celebrates and interprets art in relation to the Bible and its cultural heritage in the Jewish and Christian traditions through exhibitions, education and science. Previous exhibitions have ranged from the Italian Renaissance masters in the art of Marc Chagall. Admission to exhibitions is free for members and children under 12 Mobia and pay-what-you-want for adults, with a suggested admission of $ 7 on Sunday are free. Museum opening hours are: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun: 10:00 clock-6: 00 clock; Thursday: … 10:00 clock-8: 00 hours, Monday: closed. Visit for more information on current exhibitions and public programs.

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7th Annual Palm Springs Modernism Week Presents a Dynamic Modernism Film Series Featuring Several Premieres and the Architecture/Design Lecture Series Featuring Renowned Speakers

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Palm Springs, California (PRWEB) January 12, 2012

With over 80 shows and entertainment through modernism February 2012 weeks 16 to 26, participants will enjoy a dizzying array of incentive options for . In particular, fans of modernism will be able to see and hear many world firsts in the dynamic design of a series of films to screen and modernity, many renowned speakers in the avant-garde architecture, historic preservation and design lecture series. Some of the highlights of each series follows, for the full schedule is available at:

Lecture Series architecture

, preservation and Design offers 19 subjects compelling and passionate speaker. Here are some highlights:

Alexander Girard

IF with modern colors, patterns, primitive exploded, and POP

Instructor: Brad Dunning

Brad Dunning is a designer to work on architecturally significant properties, known restorations and contemporary design. In addition to his own creations, he worked on houses by architects like Richard Neutra, Wallace Neff, Quincy Jones, Albert Frey, John Lautner, and many others. He also writes about architecture and design for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Vogue, and was an editor at GQ magazine for architecture and design.

live, love and decoration?

Lecturer: Martyn Lawrence Bullard

star decorators television Bravo is a million dollars U.S., Martyn Lawrence Bullard a multi-award winning designer interior for its glamorous interiors for high profile and celebrity clientele known. His global perspective creates visionary luxury sanctuary for stars such as Cher, Elton John, Christina Aguilera, Eva Mendes and Ozzie and Sharon Osbourne.

California Design, 1930-1965: life in a modern way?

Instructor: Wendy Kaplan

Wendy Kaplan was the department head and curator of decorative arts and design at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) since 2001. She is co-organizer of the exhibition, California Design, 1930-1965. Living in a modern way of LACMA opened in October 2011



Instructors: Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat

Peter Stamberg and Paul

Aferiat discuss color theory, history of color in architecture, architecture, and why the color of how they disappeared with the color in their work. Your company Stamberg Aferiat architecture was founded in 1989. Rizzoli International published a monograph on his work in 1997, which is currently being revised and expanded in 2012. Projects include Clifty Creek School, Columbus, supplements, many children Museum of Iceland, Garden City, NY; Salsa Sofa Collection for Knoll International, Badgley Mischka showroom and offices and hotel Scottsdale Saguaro. You are currently in the Palm Springs Hotel and Joni Moisant Weyl Saguaro, Gemini GEL @ Gallery in New York.


+ Lunch

THE WHITE CITY: Tel Aviv and the Bauhaus?

Instructor: Volker M. Welter

Volker M. Welter

is an architectural historian who has studied and worked in Germany, Scotland and England. He has received awards and fellowships from the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, received the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London / Yale University, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. His publications include Biopolis-Patrick Geddes and the City of Life (MIT Press, 2002) and numerous articles in scientific journals, including studies of Israel. His most recent book, Ernst L. Freud, architect: The case of the modern middle class, will be published in October 2011


design on the screen a series of modern films

has 12 fascinating film of the series and the first six are special to a few highlights:

first Palm Springs!

lions LIONESS by architect Zaha Hadid

2010, led by Horst Brandenburg

winner of the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 2004 and the Praemium Imperiale in 2009, the Iraqi-British architect and designer

Zaha Hadid (born 1950) has long been controversial. This film illuminates a figurehead of deconstruction and its visionary

services around the world: the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome MAXXI, the CMA CGM Tower in Marseille, the Guangzhou Opera House and Performing Arts Center in Abu Dhabi. It includes commentary by Thomas Krens of the Guggenheim Foundation, the architect Patrick Schumacher, H photographer? L? Do Binet, Francesco Dal Co editor and designer Karl Lagerfeld.

first Palm Springs!

Eames: the architect and painter

2011, directed by Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey

with director Jason Cohn in person


: The architect and the film first painter to Charles and Ray Eames, since his death, and the only film in their cooperation, their marriage and in the center of the Renaissance, prying created them in a gritty warehouse in Venice, California. Narrated by James Franco, the film is based on a collection of archival material produced, especially the spectacular films and photographs crazy volume of Ray Charles, and their collaborators during the hyper-creative 40 years of Eames Office. Family members and historians to help lead the design history, but it is swept in interviews with junior designer in the world of Eamery 24-7,

a complex picture of this fascinating man and wife creative team really created.

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2011, directed by Gary Hustwit,

urbanized city of the design examined and is the third part of Gary Hustwits film trilogy of design, to join its highest reaches, Helvetica, and objectified. The documentary focuses on issues and strategies behind urban design and has some of the world’s greatest architects, planners, policy makers, builders and thinkers. The challenges of balancing home, mobility, public space, civic engagement, economic development and environmental policies are becoming a universal concern. By exploring a wide range of urban development projects throughout the world, urbanized executives a comprehensive discussion on the future of cities.

first Palm Springs!

Milton Glaser: INFORM and delight

2009, directed by Wendy Keys

For many, Milton Glaser is the personification of American graphic design. To inform and inspire: The best way for the co-founder of New York Magazine and the current campaign, I NY is known, the full range of artistic production Glaser remarkable is in this documentary, Milton Glaser was. Developed by newspapers and magazines, to interior spaces, logos and brand identities, to his celebrated prints, drawings, prints and paintings, the documentary offers audiences a much richer appreciation for one of the man in the great modern renaissance. Skillfully by first time buttons filmmaker Wendy is headed to catch the eyes of the film in moments of everyday personal and immense heat Glaser, humanity and the infinite depth of his intelligence and creativity.

first Palm Springs!

John Portman: A Life of CONSTRUCTION

2011, directed by Ben Loeterman

once an alien who has been running almost from the American Institute of Architects, John Portman is now considered one of the most innovative architects and imitated never recognized. Over 45 years, Natalie Portman and iconic statements urban eye-popping interiors have collected in 60 cities on four continents to define views of the city in America, and walks of China and the rest of Asia again. The film captures the approach Portman in an intimate portrait, the judge again, and estimates of work Portman. Dramatic time-lapse video shows off Portman Building on their bestoften moving sunlight that passes over its walls and spaces.

World Premiere Screening


Tide MODERN ARCHITECTURE mid-century on Long Iceland

2012, directed by Jake Gorst

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