Lecture on Architect John Gaw Meem at New Mexico History Museum March 6
The Friends of History Present
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 Auditorium
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, UNMValencia Campus
5 June: "Pueblo Communities across the Threshold of Spanish Colonization: A Pueblo View" A presentation by Porter Swentzell, Chair,