Lecture on Architect John Gaw Meem at New Mexico History Museum March 6

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The Friends of History

John Gaw Meem 
An Arts and Crafts Architect in New Mexico

A Presentation by 
Dr. Audra Bellmore 
Curator, John Gaw Meem Archives of Southwestern Architecture,
University of New Mexico

Wednesday,  6 March 2019

New Mexico History Museum
Noon     No Charge 

Dr. Bellmore will speak on John Gaw Meem, New Mexico's most prominent historic architect, who popularized the Spanish Pueblo Revival and Territorial regional architectural styles. Meem was an Arts and Crafts architect, espousing many of the primary tenets of the Arts and Crafts Movement in England including a focus on historic preservation; regionalism; unity of design; small, practical houses; and progressive ideas about community and contribution.  

Audra Bellmore is Associate Professor/John Gaw Meem Curator in the Center for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico and an Instructor in the Museum Studies Program. Dr. Bellmore's doctoral dissertation at Loyola University Chicago focused on English Arts and Crafts houses. She is currently working on a book John Gaw Meem: An Arts and Crafts Architect in New Mexico.


Upcoming FoH First Wednesday Lectures

3 April:         "Fort Stanton: Recent Interpretive Changes"
                      A presentation by Tim Roberts, Manager, Central                           Mountain Region, New Mexico Historic Sites

1 May:          "Captain Maximillano Luna, the Rough Riders,                          and New 
Mexico Statehood"
                        A presentation by Richard Melzer, Regents 
                     Professor,  UNM Valencia Campus 

5 June:         "Pueblo Communities across the Threshold of                         Spanish Colonization: A Pueblo View"
                      A presentation by Porter Swentzell, Chair,
                      Indigenous Liberal Studies, Institute of American
                      Indian Arts (IAIA)