Welcoming Military Personnel and their Families

Starting this Memorial Day and through Labor Day, the Octagon House Museum is pleased to participate in Blue Star Museums.


What is Blue Star Museums?

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day, May 25, through Labor Day, September 7, 2015.

In San Francisco – Blue Star Museums include:

– See more at: http://arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums#!CA

How many military personnel and/or family members are allowed in for free per visit?

The military ID holder plus up to five family members. The military ID holder can either be active duty service member or other dependent family member with the appropriate ID card. The active duty member does not have to be present for family members to use the program. – See more at: http://arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums/frequently-asked-questions


Book Signing & Talk on Hildreth Meiere: Rediscovered Woman Art Deco Muralist

ARION PRESS & GRABHORN INSTITUTE invite you to a book signing and illustrated talk by

Catherine Coleman Brawer

Hildreth Meière: Rediscovered Woman Art Deco Muralist

Hildreth Meière (1892-1961) is the unsung heroine of the Art Deco movement. A rare woman in the American architecture world of the 1920s onward, she designed the brilliant roundels at New York’s Radio City Music Hall and the mosaics at St. Bartholomew’s Church and Temple Emanu-El. Catherine Brawer accompanies dazzling color images with an account of Meière’s life, including the start of her career in San Francisco.  The author will sign copies of her book, The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meière.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 6:00 p.m. Refreshments from 5:00 p.m. THE ARION PRESS 1802 Hays Street, The Presidio, San Francisco, California 94129 Directions

West on Lake Street, north on 14th Avenue, to building with tall smokestack.

RSVP: 415-668-2548 or grabhorn@arionpress.com

Hildreth Meire, Nebraska State Capitol, Rotunda Dome

Nebraska Rotunda Dome. Photo by Hildreth Meière Dunn.

Supported by the Grabhorn Institute and National Endowment for the Arts.