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James Monroe Hewlett – Architect, Muralist, Designer  

Exhibit on display through December 3rd  

Explore the artistic genius of Rock Hall’s own James Monroe Hewlett (1868-1941). 

From murals to Gilded Age mansions, to the ceiling decoration of Grand Central Station, James Monroe Hewlett was at the center of the social and artistic world in New York City. He was an architect, muralist, set designer, decorative artist, creator of pageants, art instructor and served as Director of the American Academy in Rome from 1932-1935. Free.