E X H I B I T S  -  U S A -  ALASKA - KANSAS

USA exhibits from Alaska - Kansas are listed below. 
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Please click here for International Exhibits.

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San Diego's Craft Revolution exhibition
California Design 1930-1965: "Living in a Modern Way
Mindful of Silver, The journey of a vessel from conception to completion
Hiroshi  Suzuki  - Silver Waves
Silver Seduction, The Art of Mexican Modernist Antonio Pineda
From the Village to Vogue, The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith
American Modernist Jewelry, 1940 - 1970
Calder Jewelry

Painting with Fire, Master Enamelists in America, 1930-1980
Rising Stars: A blazing trail of new talent
Woven in Time: The Intimate Relationship Between Costume and Jewelry
Objects of Desire, 500 Years of Jewelry
Modernism in American Silver

Alaska

Anchorage

Rebecca Starry, <i>High Caliber Collar</i>, live bullets and beads
Rebecca Starry, High Caliber Collar, live bullets and beads

Earth, Fire and Fibre XXVIII
On view November 2011 through January 2012
The Anchorage Museum’s biennial juried craft exhibition is one of the state’s longest running juried exhibitions. This popular statewide exhibition showcases Alaska artists working with clay, glass, metal, wood, fiber, skin, bone or stone. Selected artworks often challenge the usual preconceptions, blurring the lines between art and craft.

"(Re)Emergence: Contemporary Native Art and Design"

Through Jan. 3, 2012

Some Alaska Native art speaks of cultural heritage in a whisper; some calls out in a loud, clear voice. But on some level, all the art in the (Re)Emergence exhibition celebrates what it means to be Native today.

(Re)Emergence: Contemporary Native Art and Design from the Anchorage Museum Collection is on view through Dec. 31. The exhibition features nearly 50 art works created during the past five decades by Alaska Native artists such as James Robert Schoppert, Alvin Amason and Preston Singletary.

The exhibition is flush with examples of Native artists transcending traditional media while embracing the past and initiating cultural renewal. For instance, Lawrence Beck’s metallic mask is sculpted from a hubcap, bicycle handle bars and dentist mirrors. Or there is Sonya Kelliher-Combs’ Idiot Strings IV, a thoroughly modern, ceiling-mounted installation fashioned from natural materials such as walrus stomach and rawhide.

Situated adjacent to the artifacts in the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center, this contemporary art exhibition provides profound perspective on change and continuity in Alaska Native art.

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http://www.anchoragemuseum.org/

Fairbanks

University of Alaska Museum of the North

Fairbanks began as a gold-mining town. The gold case displays small to fist-sized nuggets recovered from streams, as well as gold worked into artistic objects. This is the largest display of gold nuggets in the state.

Rose Berry Alaska Art Gallery

Explore 2,000 years of Alaska art, traditional and modern. Examine ancient ivory carvings and Alaska Native objects, used for ceremony or for everyday life. See paintings, photographs and sculptures. From the functional to the fantastic, each object reveals Alaska’s artistic influence.

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Alabama

Huntsville

Huntsville Museum of Art

Huntsville’s Own:
Past, Present and Beyond

August 7 – October 2, 2011
Huth, Boeing, Salmon, Haws and Chan Galleries

This exhibition will trace the development of art in Huntsville from its itinerant beginnings in the 19th century, to its professional development in the 20th century, through its expansion and redefinition in the present day. Historical art from local and Museum collections will be featured, as well as contemporary works from established and emerging voices.

Organized by HMA

On Continuous View:

Selections from the Museum’s outstanding collections of Buccellati Silver Animals, American Studio Glass, and Sellars Collection of Art by American Women will be continuously featured in selected galleries throughout the exhibition year.

Huntsville Museum of Art will present “Amore” and more than 75 other pieces of jewelry by Chan in its latest “Encounters” exhibition. “Encounters” is the museum’s long-standing showcase of regional artists and their works. Several paintings and dresses designed by Chan will also be on view.

http://www.hsvmuseum.org

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Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art

Shared Expressions: The Bay Area Art Partners

July 15 – September 25, 2011

Returning by popular demand, Shared Expressions: The Bay Area Art Partners, 2011 is a cornucopia of the arts in the Mobile Bay area. A wealth of artistic expression is showcased in this overview of work by members of Mobile area societies devoted to the fine arts. In this exhibition, each organization is represented by pieces chosen by its members or a juror they select.

The resulting works give evidence of the wealth of talent, dedication and hard work that enrich our community, and span a wide range of media—paintings, graphics, prints, photography, ceramics and quilting, to name a few.

http://www.mobilemuseumofart.com/
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Arizona

Glendale

Bead Museum

www.beadmuseumaz.org.

New Greek Ceramic Beads!!

The Bead Museum Store has a shipment of incredible Greek Ceramic beads and metal spacers from Mykonos Beads!  The finishes include raku, copper, gold, antique silver, green patina, and various colors of the Mediterranean

The Measure of a Man in a Head-Taking Land:
Tribal Adornment of Nagaland India

Arizonans will soon get a glimpse into a culture that has traditionally been vehemently guarded and tucked away from the rest of the world. The Measure of a Man, which opens September 18, will take museum visitors on a journey to Nagaland, chronicling the unique cultures and practices of the peoples of Nagaland in northeast India. The exhibition will showcase an ornate society, layered with various types of adornment that hold intrinsic and societal importance.

The History of Beads                           

The exhibition presents a "time-line" of hundreds of original bead examples and their origins in time and place from 40 000.BCE until today. This showcases the originals in a display curated by Jamey Allen and the time-line first developed by researcher, Jamey Allen.

The Language of Beads

An introduction to the terminology used by bead researchers, collectors, traders and crafters to describe the vast variety of bead types, shapes and makes that make up this common language of reference for the specialist and bead enthusiast.

Beads from Nature

The rich diversity of beads fashioned from the natural materials of the earth using examples from the cultures of the world. The exhibition is presented in two sections: Organic Materials, or carbon based sources that include plant and animal based products

http://www.beadmuseumaz.org/

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Mesa

Mesa Arts Center

Jewelry & Metals Studio

The Jewelry and Metalsmithing Program was designed to teach traditional and ancient techniques as well as contemporary innovations using a combination of technology, history and art. Beginners learn the art and craft of metal work while accomplished artists find a stimulating environment where they can explore new techniques and develop and share ideas with other artists.

http://www.mesaartscenter.com/main.aspx

http://www.mesaartscenter.com/

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Phoenix

Heard Museum

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW: NOTHING BORROWED
Recent Acquisitions from the Heard Museum Collection

Opened April 2, 2011; through February 12, 2012
From the evocative visual art of Eliza Naranjo-Morse (Santa Clara Pueblo), and Marla Allison (Laguna Pueblo), to masterworks by Fritz Scholder (Luiseno), this exhibit showcases some of the newest pieces acquired by or given to the Heard Museum by generous donors.

HOME: Native People in the Southwest

Experience the Heard's most prized masterpieces, sweeping landscapes, poetry and personal recollections on an unforgettable journey through the Southwest and the vibrant arts and cultures of Native people. Quotes and interviews with artists and Native community members are interwoven throughout the exhibition reflecting on the importance of family, community, land and languages. Join us for an exciting trip through the American Indian Southwest, from the distant past to today.

HOME features:

* Nearly 2,000 treasures including jewelry, cultural items, pottery, baskets, textiles, beadwork and more.
* 500 Hopi katsina dolls on display from the Goldwater and Harvey Company collections.
* 30-foot stunning glass and clay art fence by Tony Jojola, Isleta, and Rosemary Lonewolf, Santa Clara/Tewa.
* Garden filled with native plants and trees.
* Interactive e-room with access to Web sites, radio stations, and Native newspapers and magazines.
* Multimedia and interactive displays, free films and a video gallery showing the new production HOME.
* Full-sized Navajo hogan, Hopi piki room, Yaqui ramada and Pueblo oven.
* 21-foot mural featuring a cultural portrait of the Yaqui people by Mario Martinez, Pascua Yaqui.

Heard Museum Location

2301 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
On Central Avenue, four blocks north of McDowell Road (Cross street: Encanto Blvd.)

1/2 mile north of Phoenix Art Museum

Heard Museum North Scottsdale

Find out about Heard Museum North Scottsdale, including hours, admission prices, location, directions and more

Location
The Summit at Scottsdale
32633 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ  85262
480.488.9817

http://www.heard.org/

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Santa Fe

Site Santa Fe - a contemporary art space

http://www.sitesantafe.org/exhibitions/exhibitfr.html

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Tucson

Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona

WATERCARRIER," a bronze sculpture by Apache artist Craig Dan Goseyun, adorns the front entrance of ASM's north building. Purchased by Arnold and Doris Roland as a generous gift to the museum, "Watercarrier" represents one of the most vital elements to a desert community—water.

http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/

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Arkansas

Little Rock

Arkansas Arts Center

Cast, Cut, Forged and Crushed: Selections in Metal from the John & Robyn Horn Collection

October 7, 2011 - January 15, 2012

This exhibition of works in metal, selected from the John and Robyn Horn Collection, reflects the experienced eye of these collectors. Acquired over the past 20 years, works by over two dozen metal artists reveal the importance of technique and in making metal objects. Featured artists include Elizabeth Brim, Hoss Hayley, Tom Joyce, Albert Paley, Rick Smith and others.

http://www.arkarts.com/

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California

Anaheim

MUZEO

241 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805


http://www.anaheimmuseum.com/

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Carlsbad

The Gia Museum - The Gemological Institute of America

Exhibits

Wallace Chan
Through October 2011
Location: GIA Headquarters, Carlsbad, California


  • Features a 13.79 ct black opal, an assortment of colored diamonds, a 0.54 ct ruby crystal, and an 18.96 ct mother of pearl specimen, in 18k yellow gold and titanium.
     
  • Moon Fairy
    Features fancy-color diamonds, including an 8.04 ct crystal and a 55.71 ct mother of pearl specimen, in 18k white gold and titanium.
     
  • Pleasure
    Features a 1.19 ct emerald, a 35.41 ct green garnet, a 26.55 ct jadeite, a 6.05 ct diamond, a 1.78 ct yellow diamond, and a 0.31 ct cat's-eye alexandrite, in 18k white gold and titanium.
     
  • Unfettered
    Features 21.84 ct of pink sapphire and 0.71 ct of colorless diamonds, set in 18k white gold and titanium. Photo by Robert Weldon.
  • Through February 2012
    Location: GIA Headquarters, Carlsbad, California

    An exhibit of fine gemstone sculptures by Perry Davis, of Jinzhou, Liaoning, China (www.perrybdavis.com).

    Circles
    Gemstone carving in banded agate from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Deep colored orange bands and orbs contrast several other colors in the material. Sculpture stands 38 x 21 x 8 cm with base, 28 x 21 x 7 cm without.

    The Face
    Gemstone carving in smoky quartz from Rio Grande do Sul. Brazil. Bronze mid-base and granite base.
     

    Adamas 

    Through January 2012
    Location: GIA Headquarters, Carlsbad, California

    A magnificent ensemble of colored diamonds. Each stone is a unique combination of size, color, cut, clarity, finish, and balance of color intensity and lightness. The colors of all these diamonds are natural and have not been treated in any way. For more on the Adamas Collection, visit www.adamascollection.com

    1.01 ct Fancy Deep Brownish Yellowish Orange Diamond

Collections

  •  Blue and Yellow Sapphires
    Sapphire crystals from Sri Lanka. Courtesy of Bill Larson, Palagems.com.

     
  •  Trilliant Collection
    21 of 78 trilliant cut gemstones representing a variety of species. Courtesy of The Roz & Gene Meieran Collection.

Gem and Jewelry Exhibits

Jewelers of the Hudson Valley Exhibition
Through June 25, 2011
The Forbes Galleries, New York City
Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts (ASJRA), this exhibit features the work of seven prominent jewelry artists from New York state’s Hudson Valley region.

Dangerous Beauty: Minerals of the Hindu Kush
Through June 30, 2011
University of Arizona Flandrau Science Center, Tucson
Offers a look at the vast mineral resources from this perilous mountain region of Afghanistan and Pakistan, including emerald, aquamarine, ruby, tourmaline, and peridot.

Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World
Through July 17, 2011
The British Museum, London
Features some of the most important archaeological discoveries from ancient Afghanistan, including sculptures, tableware, and gem-set gold ornaments.

Adornment and Identity: Jewellery and Costume from Oman
Through September 11, 2011
The British Museum, London
Celebrates Oman’s more recent heritage, focusing on objects of personal adornment from the 1950s to the present.

Wallace Chan
Through October 2011
GIA Museum, Carlsbad, California
An exhibit of works by jewelry artist Wallace Chan of Hong Kong. (Tours of the Carlsbad campus are free but must be scheduled in advance.)

All That Glitters: The Science and Splendor of Gems and Minerals
Through April 2012
San Diego Natural History Museum
Examines the unique geologic forces that produced diamonds and other gems millions of years ago. Features an exquisite selection of mineral specimens, jewelry, and works of art.

Upcoming Exhibits

Bijoux: The Origins and Impact of Jewelry
Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut
July 16, 2011–February 26, 2012
Examines the impact of jewelry on our culture and environment, featuring exquisite jewelry from local and international private collections.

Jewels, Gems and Treasures: Ancient to Modern
July 19, 2011–November 1, 2011
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 
Will examine the various roles and meanings associated with a wide range of gem materials.

Royal Fabergé
July 23–October 3, 2011
The Royal Collection, Buckingham Palace, London
Over 100 masterpieces by Peter Carl Fabergé, the great Russian jeweler and goldsmith of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, will be on display.

Gems and Minerals

This collection comprises exceptional examples of gems and minerals from all significant global localities.

The Jewelry Collection

Historical and contemporary jewelry depict classic workmanship and signature elements related to specific styles and periods.

The Historical Collection

This sophisticated collection is dedicated to jewelry and objets d’art from earlier periods and cultures, and gemstones with known provenance from significant localities. Building this collection is the Museum’s current focus.

Contact GIA

800-421-7250

International

760-603-4000

marketing@gia.edu

http://www.gia.edu/research-resources/museum/collections/index.html

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Fresno

Fresno Art Museum

Copper & Bronze: Elemental Forms from the Permanent Collection

Hallowell Gallery 

Late 20th Century sculpture from FAM’s permanent collection, including works from Robert Cremean, Clement Renzi, Jacques Lipchitz, Claire Falkenstein, and others.

Phone: (559) 441-4221
Fax: (559) 441-4227
2233 N. First Street
Fresno, CA 93703


http://www.fresnoartmuseum.org

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Long Beach

Long Beach Museum of Art

Permanent Collection

The Museum's prized permanent collection includes approximately 3,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, works on paper, and decorative arts objects (furnishings and accessories). Particular strengths lie in 300 years of American decorative arts objects, early 20th century European art, California Modernism and contemporary art of California.

Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90803
562-439-2119
Fax: 562-439-3587

http://www.lbma.org/

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Los Angeles

Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden

One of the most distinguished outdoor sculpture collections in the country, the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden spans more than five acres in UCLA's campus with over 70 sculptures by artists such as Jean Arp, Deborah Butterfield, Alexander Calder, Barbara Hepworth, Jacques Lipchitz, Henry Moore, Isamu Noguchi, Auguste Rodin, and David Smith. 

The Armand Hammer Daumier and Contemporaries Collection is one of the most extensive collections of prints, drawings, paintings, and sculpture by the nineteenth-century French satirist Honoré Daumier.

10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: 310.443.7000

http://hammer.ucla.edu/exhibitions/exhibitions

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Craft in America

Craft in America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the exploration, preservation and celebration of craft and its impact on our nation’s cultural heritage.

Virtual Exhibit of Metal

http://www.craftinamerica.org/virtualexhibit/story_42.php

http://www.craftinamerica.org/?

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Fowler Museum UCLA

The Fowler's collections comprise more than 150,000 art and ethnographic and 600,000 archaeological objects representing ancient, traditional, and contemporary cultures of Africa, Native and Latin America, and Asia and the Pacific. From Yoruba beaded arts of Southern Nigeria, to pre-Columbian ceramic vessels of Peru, to elaborate batik textiles of Indonesia and the vibrant papier-mâché sculptures of Mexico, the Fowler's collections offer a comprehensive resource for exhibitions and scholarship central to the Museum's mandate.

Make Art/Stop AIDS is an internationally traveling exhibition debuting at the Fowler that explores how artists around the world are responding to HIV/AIDS and how their work raises awareness, inspires activism, and can ultimately help end global AIDS. Featuring examples primarily from the United States, South Africa, India and Brazil—four disparate nations whose distinct experiences with and responses to the epidemic make insightful studies.

Inscribing Meaning brings together outstanding works of art from a range of periods, regions, genres, and peoples in order to consider the interplay between African art and the communicative power of graphic systems, language, and the written word. Explore the multiple messages and aesthetic intent of more than one hundred exceptional artworks—including ancient Egyptian funerary arts; masks, sculpture, textiles, and adornment from across the continent; illuminated liturgical texts; and the work of contemporary artists Rachid Koraïchi, Ghada Amer, Berni Searle, Ike Ude, Victor Ekpuk, Sue Williamson, Kim Berman, Yinka Shonibare, Wosene Kosrof, and many others.

Mailing:
Box 951549
Los Angeles CA 90095-1549

Phone: 310/825-4361
Fax: 310/206-7007
Email: fowlerws@arts.ucla.edu

See: http://www.modernsilver.com/silver_seduction.htm

http://www.fowler.ucla.edu/incEngine/

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J. Paul Getty Museum - Getty Center in Los Angeles

Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950–1970
October 1, 2011–February 5, 2012
Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950–1970 charts the abundant artistic innovation in postWorld War II Los Angeles. During this period, Los Angeles artists looked for new approaches, subjects, and techniques for art making, including experimenting with the materials and processes of the pioneering industries in the region and the local surf and car cultures. The exhibition leads viewers on a dynamic tour from the emergence of an indigenous strain of modernism evident in the hard-edge paintings, assemblage sculpture, and large-scale ceramics of the 1950s, to the subsequent development of iconic Pop images of the city in the 1960s, and the conceptual and material contributions of Light and Space art and process painting that fostered the advanced art of the 1970s. This Getty Center exhibition is part of the region-wide Pacific Standard Time initiative.

Images of the Artist
November 15, 2011–February 12, 2012
Images of the Artist investigates some of the ways in which artists have represented themselves, their fellow artists, or their trade over the past five centuries. Raising compelling issues about identity and image-making, this rich theme is explored through a selection of about 45 objects—mostly drawings but also prints, photographs, paintings, and sculpture—from the permanent holdings of the J. Paul Getty Museum, complemented by loans from local collections. Works range from portraits and self-portraits to depictions of the artist's life and space as well as allegorical images.

Theodora Van Runkle Collection of Ancient Jewelry


February 22–August 14, 2011 at the Getty Center

The ancient capital of the Khmer people at Angkor, in northwest Cambodia, was once the heart of a large sphere of influence that extended over much of mainland Southeast Asia. The bronzes in this exhibition—masterworks from the collection of the National Museum of Cambodia—represent the achievements of Khmer artists during the Angkor period (the ninth through the 15th centuries).

Bronze, a mixture of metals consisting primarily of copper and tin, was a preferred medium for giving form to the Hindu and Buddhist divinities worshipped in Angkor and throughout the Khmer empire. The Khmer have always viewed bronze as a noble material, connoting prosperity and success, and it has played a deeply meaningful role in their culture over many centuries.

Early Cambodian Bronzes: The Pre-Angkor Period

Khmer sculptors produced figural images of divinities in response to the international religions—Hinduism and Buddhism—that had arrived in mainland Southeast Asia by the fifth century. Indian traders and traveling priests brought knowledge of Shiva, Vishnu, and other Hindu gods. Buddhist texts and images carried by Chinese pilgrims who passed through the region on their way to and from holy sites in India also had an influence on the Khmer.

Figure of the Buddha, Cambodian, pre-Angkor period, 650–700, bronze. National Museum of Cambodia, Phnom Penh

The Angkor Period

The Angkor period began in the year 802. Khmer rulers established a sequence of capitals in the Angkor region, culminating in the walled complex of Angkor Thom built by Jayavarman VII (ruled 1181–about 1218). Successive monarchs built temples and monasteries to honor their ancestors and their own reigns—the monuments that visitors to Angkor see today.

Bronzes in the Reign of Jayavarman VII

Jayavarman VII (ruled 1181–about 1218) decisively shifted the prevailing religious balance in which the Buddha was worshipped alongside Hindu gods. He positioned the Buddha at the apex of a system that included Hindu gods in subsidiary roles, and the bronze images cast during his reign reflect this transformation.


Nāga-Protected Buddha with Avalokiteshvara and Prajñāpāramitā, Cambodian, Angkor period, late 1100s–early 1200s, bronze with mercury gilding. National Museum of Cambodia, Phnom Penh

This exhibition is organized by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, in collaboration with the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, and the National Museum of Cambodia. Major funding is provided by the Henry Luce Foundation and the Leon Levy Foundation.

Visitor Information: With two locations, the Getty Villa in Malibu and the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the J. Paul Getty Museum serves a wide variety of audiences through its expanded range of exhibitions and programming in the visual arts.

New Galleries for Neoclassical, Romantic, and Symbolist Sculpture and Decorative Arts
August 31, 2010–Ongoing 
A suite of newly designed sculpture and decorative arts galleries in the West Pavilion at the Getty Center takes visitors through a survey of European sculpture, decorative arts, and paintings, 1700–1900.

J. Paul Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1687

Phone: +1 (310) 440-7330
Fax: +1 (310) 440-7751
E-mail: (for general Museum inquiries) gettymuseum@getty.edu

http://www.getty.edu/museum/

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Oakland

Oakland Museum of California

Space-Light-Structure: The Jewelry of Margaret De Patta

February 4, 2012 - May 13, 2012

Margaret De Patta. Pendant. 1951. Oakland Museum of California, Gift of Eugene Bielawski


Presented in conjunction with the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Oakland Museum of California presents a retrospective exhibition on the work of pioneer jeweler Margaret De Patta. A seminal figure in the American Modernist Jewelry movement, De Patta was born in 1903 and moved to the Bay Area in 1923. Distinguished as one of the few American jewelers whose work and ideas were allied to the evolving ideas presented in the modern art movement, De Patta’s work was heavily influenced by the Constructivists and features architectural forms with simple lines, structure, and often movable parts. Space-Light-Structure: The Jewelry of Margaret De Patta features 50 jewelry pieces as well as ceramics, flatware, photographs, pictograms, and newly released archival material. OMCA holds the largest collection of De Patta’s work, most of which was donated by her husband, Eugene Bielawski, after the artist’s untimely death in 1964.

Organized by the Oakland Museum of California and the Museum of Craft and Design, New York. The exhibition is curated by the OMCA Associate Curator of Craft & Decorative Art Julie Muñiz, and MAD Curator of Jewelry Ursula Isle-Neuman.

The Work of Margaret de Patta at the Oakland Museum from the Museum's permanent collection.

http://museumca.org/exhibit/space-light-structure-the-jewelry-margaret-de-patta

Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St.
Oakland, CA 94607

Phone: 510-238-2200
TTY 510-451-3322

http://www.museumca.org/

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12th Biennial International Juried Enamel Exhibition

Oakland Art Gallery

http://www.museumca.org/

The Enamelist Society:

PO Box 920220
Norcross, GA 30010
Telephone: 770-807-0142
FAX: 770-676-9368
Email Us at info@EnamelistSociety.org


http://www.enamelistsociety.org/

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Oceanside

Oceanside Museum of Art

LOOKING FOR A MIRACLE? ITALO SCANGA

located at 704 Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside

http://www.oma-online.org/exhibits.html

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Palo Alto

Tom De Hoog, Metal Weaving & Sculpture Exhibit
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Penn Valley

Theodora Van Runkle Collection of Ancient Jewelry

This collection of ancient gold earrings contain a representative cross-section of the goldsmithing artisan styles from most of the Near Eastern cultures ranging from 4,000 B.C. To 1300 A.D., a period of nearly 4,000 years.

For convenience, the collection is divided into several sub-collections according to culture and/or technology. All the earrings are made of very high-karat solid gold. We'd like to thank Henry Anavian for helping to make this collection available. And we'd like to especially thank Theodora Van Runkle for her generous donation of this collection for the Theodora Van Runkle Hall of Ancient Gold.

http://www.mama.org/collection/tvr/amlashcollection.html

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Pacific Palisades

The Getty Villa

Modern Antiquity: Picasso, de Chirico, Léger, and Picabia in the Presence of the Antique
November 2, 2011–January 16, 2012
An extraordinary episode in the history of European modernism is the alliance between the avant-garde and the antique. Juxtaposing twentieth-century works with ancient objects, this major international loan exhibition focuses on how four eminent artists reinvented and transformed antiquity between 1905 and 1935. Classicizing creations such as de Chirico's enigmatic piazzas, Picasso's postcubist women, Léger's mechanized nudes, and Picabia's "transparencies" made the arts of antiquity modern. The Getty Villa—a reconstruction of an ancient Roman house—and its antiquities collection provide a unique environment to experience modern art in relation to the classical past.

 
Ongoing at the Getty Villa


Created about 20-10 B.C., the Roman bronze figure of a ephebe, or youth, was excavated in 1925 in a well-appointed residence, now called the House of the Ephebe—named for this statue—off Pompeii's Via dell'Abbondanza. Referred to as the Efebo Lampadoforo (Youth as a Lamp Bearer), the figure holds ornate tendrils that served as candelabrum branches.

Visitor Information: With two locations, the Getty Villa in Malibu and the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the J. Paul Getty Museum serves a wide variety of audiences through its expanded range of exhibitions and programming in the visual arts.
The Getty Villa is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria.

Where to Find Us
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, California 90272
(310) 440-7300

See hours, directions, parking for maps and directions and contact us for our mailing address: http://www.getty.edu/visit/hours/index.html

Please note that access to the Getty Villa entrance is only from the northbound right-hand lane of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH).

http://www.getty.edu/visit/

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Richmond

Richmond Art Center

Gallery I – "ODD MAN OUT"
Art and Objects (by Other Folks)

A Group Exhibition and Sale featuring Contemporary Southern Folk Art, Self-taught artists and Outsiders

"Odd Man Out" will feature unusual works from the hands of some of today's most noted names in Contemporary Southern Folk and Self-taught Art. With little or no formal art training, these creative folks have been recognized for their unique use of materials and techniques and have been featured in major folk art shows, galleries and museums throughout the United States. The show will include the raw red mud paintings of Georgia's Steven Chandler, the bluesy creations of Miz Thang, Rose Rosely's Southern fried half-baked folk art animals, Mama Girl's heartwarming paper mache sculptures and paintings, and the masking tape art of Richmond's Bart Schultz, along with others. Bart Schultz (VA), Liz Schneider (PA), Rose Rosely (NC), Miz Thang (GA), Mama Girl (VA), Chicken George Zupp (TX), The Georgia Red Mud Painter - Steve Chandler (GA), Mark May (PA)

Crossroads Art Center

2nd Place  Francionilde Bonfim Bird

http://www.crossroadsartcenter.com/gallery.html#gallery1

http://www.crossroadsartcenter.com/

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Santa Ana

Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, California

Spirits and Headhunters: Art of the Pacific Islands

Photographer Chris Rainier guest curates this exhibition of art from the South Pacific. Spanning the geographic region collectively referred to as Oceania, this comprehensive exhibition highlights masterworks from the three cultural regions of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia. Particular focus is placed on New Guinea, land of the headhunter, and the rich artistic traditions infused into daily and ritual life. Submerge into a visually stunning world and come face to face with larger-than-life masks, finely crafted feast bowls, objects associated with the secretive Sepik River men’s house, beautiful shell and feather currency, magic figures and tools of the shaman, objects related to seagoing trade routes, gorgeous personal adornments, weapons of warfare and the most precious of human trophies taken in retribution

Ancient Arts of China: A 5000 Year Legacy - Ongoing


Journey back through 5000 years of Chinese history and follow the efflorescence of arts throughout one of the world’s oldest living civilizations. From large painted ceramic pots used during the Neolithic period, to sculptures of camels and horses made at the height of the Silk Road, to beautiful embroidered silk court robes and ivory carvings from the 19th century, this exhibition presents the importance of fine art made to be admired during life and depended on in the afterlife.  

Pre-Columbian Exhibits Ongoing
Pre-Columbian art from Mexico and Central America displayed in a series of galleries communicates the power and sophistication of the mysterious cultures that rose and fell in ancient America. Emphasis is placed on the ceramic and stone arts of West Mexico, Costa Rica and Panamá. A gallery devoted to the famous "Limestone Tomb of Lord Pacal" includes a lifesize reproduction of the elaborately decorated and highly symbolic limestone sarcophagus excavated at the pyramid in the Mayan City of Palenque in Chiapas, Mexico. Other works of art from the ancient Mayan civilization complete the exhibit.


Masters of Adornment: The Miao People of China - Ongoing


This important collection of exquisite textiles and silver jewelry on loan to and from the Bowers Museum’s permanent collection highlights the beauty and wealth of the Miao peoples of southwest China.

Symbols of status and culture, the elaborate textiles in this exhibition include finely pleated skirts, complex batik pattered cloth, intricate silk embroidery and shining textiles woven with metal. Over 50 examples of ornately designed and created silver bracelets, necklaces and decorative ornaments compliment and complete the exhibition of late 19th and 20th century Miao regalia. More than an examination of masterful techniques and beautiful style these objects reveal hundreds of years of Miao history and tradition and, the patience and dedication to achieve beauty.

Permanent Collection

The Bowers Museum holds in its collection more than 130,000 works of art. These works were donated from 1935 to the present and represent many regions and cultures of the world. The museum`s largest collections are in the areas of Native American art, Pre-Columbian art, Asian art, art of the Pacific, art of Africa and Orange County history. Represented here are only brief descriptions of the largest sections of the museum's collection. Bowers will be working in the coming years to create an online catalogue of the collection to be linked to this website. If you have any questions about these objects or any other object in the Bowers' collections please contact the Registration/Collections Management Department at 714-567-3652 or collections@bowers.org.

Native American Art

The Bowers Museum's Native American collection is the largest department in the museum and is comprised of more than 24,000 objects. The collection is strongest in the cultures of the west and southwest but does represent native cultures from across the US. Objects in the collection include basketry, pottery, beadwork, stone and shell tools weapons and jewelry. These objects range in age from pre-historic to contemporary.


Art of the Pacific

This collection includes art and artifacts from many of the Pacific Islands. Objects from Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya make up largest part of this collection though other areas of Melanesia, Polynesia and Australia are also represented. There are more than 2,400 objects ranging in age from pre-historic to contemporary. Objects in the art of the Pacific collection are varied including basketry, pottery, feather work, weapons, wooden sculpture, food bowls and utensils, jewelry and costume.

http://www.aplaceforart.org/default.asp

http://www.aplaceforart.org/museums/bowers/

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

http://www.sbmuseart.org/

Mineral & Gem Gallery at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Santa Barbara, California
This new permanent exhibit features touchable minerals, including fluorescent and phosphorescent samples, and gem specimens. 

RACE: Are We So Different?
May 28–September 25, 2011
At the Museum in Luria Hall

This exhibit brings together the everyday experience of living with race, its history as an idea, the role of science in that history, and the findings of contemporary science that are challenging its foundations.

Interactive exhibit components, historical artifacts, iconic objects, compelling photographs, multimedia presentations, and attractive graphic displays offer visitors to RACE an eye-opening look at its important subject matter.

ARCHAEOLOGY
Collections include approximately 75,000 archaeological specimens from 200 sites encompassing the Santa Barbara area and the Northern Channel Islands representing all major periods of prehistory.

ETHNOGRAPHY
Holdings include the world’s foremost collection of rare Chumash basketry and fiberwork consisting of some 100 archaeological specimens and 44 ethnographic pieces. More than 5,000 other ethnographic artifacts represent over 500 native cultures of California, Southwest, Northwest Coast, Western Arctic, and Great Plains.

http://www.sbnature.org/

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San Diego

San Diego Natural History Museum

All That Glitters: The Science and Splendor of Gems and Minerals
May 15, 2010–April 8, 2012

Ancient to modern jewelry
The impulse to adorn ourselves is ancient. The oldest pieces in the All That Glitters: The Splendor and Science of Gems and Minerals exhibition date to around 500 B.C.; the newest was made in 2009. The more the designs have changed, the more it seems they stay the same.

Gem specimens and jewelry by famous designers such as Tiffany & Co., Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels are on loan from private collectors, and Harvard University, the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, the American Museum of Natural History, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), and the Newark Museum.

Gem carvings include a Fabergé grey chalcedony pig with diamond eyes, a jellyfish opal brooch by Mauboussin, and a never-before-seen collection of 13 butterfly brooches set with rare gems.

Butterfly Brooch Collection

Created by Buzz Gray and Bernadine Johnston, 13 butterfly brooches set with rare gems such as alexandrite, Mexican fire opal, pearls from Baja California, topaz, rainbow moonstone, sapphire, and more.

Benitoite butterfly

The Carousel Egg
A miniature replica of one of Balboa Park’s most beloved attractions—the carousel outside the San Diego Zoo—inside a bejeweled enamel egg. Each hand-carved animal depicts one of the actual 56 that revolve on the real carousel. And, yes, it really plays music.

Balboa Park Carousel Egg

Aurora Butterfly of Peace
It took 12 years to collect enough matched pairs of rare colored diamonds to create this symmetrical butterfly. The creation becomes even more magical in ultraviolet light; many diamonds are fluorescent.

Flor de Lise
This crystal is regarded as one of the world’s three best rubellite specimens. All three came from Brazil’s famous Jonas Mine, which produces unique cranberry-red rubellites. So valuable are these rare, near-perfect stones that the miners who extracted them guarded the treasures with the help of poisonous snakes. True story or not, these rubellites are indeed spectacular.

Intarsia boxes
The technique of creating a design using inlaid polished stones or other materials is called intarsia.

Birthstones

Gold on quartz

Tourmaline crystal with lepidolite, morganite, and albite.

Did you know that every glittering ruby, sapphire, diamond, and opal has a history as old as the Earth itself? Discover how the same Earth processes that build landscapes produce dazzling gemstones and precious metals—even right here in San Diego County, one of the most famous gem-producing regions in the world. 

Witness a stunning selection of spectacular natural mineral crystals, exquisite jewelry, and works of art. See objects on display for the first time ever. Discover “first finds” in the world, found right here in California: benitoite, gold, kunzite and morganite. View stunning objects on loan from private collectors and major U.S. institutions including the American Museum of Natural History, Gemological Institute of America (GIA), Harvard University Mineralogical Museum, Newark Museum and National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

www.sdnhm.org

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San Diego Museum of Art

Modern Mexican Art at SDMA and from Private Collections

As the first phase of a complete reinstallation of SDMA’s American galleries, Modern Mexican Art at SDMA and from Private Collections presents a selection of Mexican paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture that range in date from the late 19th to the early 21st century. This presentation includes examples of Realism as well as pieces influenced by the avant-garde movements of Cubism and Surrealism.

http://www.sdmart.org

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San Diego Visual Arts Network

http://www.SDVAN.net

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Balboa Park

http://www.sdmart.org

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Mingei International Museum

Established in 1978, Mingei International Museum is a non-profit public institution dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of art of the people (mingei) from all cultures of the world. The Museum's collection now comprises more than 19,600 objects of folk art, craft and design from 141 countries.

SAN DIEGO’S CRAFT REVOLUTION

From Post-War Modern to California Design

Oct 16, 11 | Apr 15, 12

Plaza and Theater Galleries

This local exhibition will reveal the important contribution of San Diego craftsmen to the post-war Southern California art scene. The progression from sleek modernism to unconventional handmade objects of use such as furniture, doors, jewelry and ceramics will be explored.

San Diego’s Craft Revolution is part of Pacific Standard Time. This unprecedented collaboration, initiated by the Getty, brings together more than sixty cultural institutions from across Southern California for six months, beginning October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty.

Permanent Collection

Mingei International Museum – revealing the beauty of use in folk art, craft and design from all eras and cultures of the world.

Explore Southern California's largest and richest collection of mingei – art of the people. Visit Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park

Experience our superb collections and stunning exhibitions – reflecting a joy in making by hand useful objects of timeless beauty that are satisfying to the human spirit.

Mexico

With San Diego bordering Mexico, the folk arts of our neighbor to the south are richly represented in the Museum's collection. Religious paintings (retablos) and votive offerings (milagros), textiles (rugs, shawls, traditional clothing), masks, kitchen pottery, metal work, baskets, painted clay and wood figures and dolls and toys are represented. Significant Pre-Columbian objects in clay and stone round out this collection.

India

This largest national grouping of objects within the collection has developed from major exhibitions presented at Mingei International and donations by important collectors. Bronze devotional objects, pottery, textiles, wood carvings, paper maché figures, kites and other toys typify possibly the largest collection of arts of daily life outside India.

 

China

A 1,200-piece collection, featuring embroidered textiles and silver adornment of many national groups from the southwestern province of Guizhou, comprise two-thirds of the entire Chinese collection that ranges from the Han Dynasty (200 BCE-200 CE) to the 21st century


Japan

The inspiration for Mingei International Museum, the timeless beauty of Japan is broadly represented by pottery, textiles, lacquer ware, furniture, tools and utensils and dolls and toys - mostly the work of unknown craftsmen. Included, as well, are many works by the disciples of Dr. Sōetsu Yanagi (he coined the word mingei); pottery by Shoji Hamada, Kanjiro Kawai and Tatsuzo Shimaoka; stencil-dyed textiles and books by Keisuke Serizawa and wood block prints and paintings by Shiko Munakata.

Indonesia

This immense and diverse archipelago is strongly represented by brilliantly painted ritual dance masks, shadow puppets, batik and ikat textiles, adornment and what may be the world's largest museum collection of ancestor shrines from Borneo.

 

Africa

This great continent is richly represented by massive pots, furniture, masks, whistles and slingshots, textiles, currency and adornment.

 

PRE-COLUMBIAN AMERICA

The centerpiece of this collection is a group of 235 marine animal forms in clay, metal and stone from many cultures of Mexico, Central and South America (The Greaves Collection). In addition, there are Pre-Columbian textiles, a major Olmec jade celt, a Toltec Standard Bearer and a small group of significant Mayan vessels.

MIDDLE EAST

The diverse cultures of this region are represented by costumes, rugs, adornment and a large group of saddle bags from Iran.

U.S.A.

The collection has significant holdings of contemporary American craft (especially West Coast), mid 20th-century pottery along with Navajo weavings and Southwest Indian adornment.

Visit

 
Visit Mingei International Museum near Downtown San Diego in historic Balboa Park, the nation's largest urban cultural park. Located in the heart of the park on the Plaza de Panama, the Museum has six spacious galleries featuring dynamic, changing exhibitions of folk art, craft and design. The Museum also houses a multi-media education center, a theater, visitor kiosks for collection overview, an Art Reference Library and The Collectors' Gallery, Mingei International's popular museum store.

http://www.mingei.org/
http://www.balboapark.org 

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Marston House

This classic 1905 Arts and Crafts style museum home was built for noted civic leader and merchant, George W. Marston and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Designed by renowned local architects William Hebbard and Irving Gill, it sits on five acres of landscaped English and California influenced gardens.

http://www.balboapark.org 

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San Diego Art Institute (SDAI): Museum of the Living Artist

Our mission,to advance the visual arts through exhibition, education and outreach, is expressed through some of the programs on the following pages. Click the arrow below to read about some of our other programs.

http://www.sandiego-art.org/

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Points of Departure
Helen Shirk and Alumni of SDSU

Jackson Gallery

San Diego State University
School of Art, Design and Art History

5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA  92182-4805

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San Francisco

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMONA
San Francisco, California

The Nest

Louise Bourgeois

The Nest

sculpture | steel

http://www.sfmoma.org/pages/exhib_events

The Art of Design:
Selections from the Permanent Collections

ongoing

A recently installed exhibition of 100 objects from the museum's 4000 works of architecture, graphic, and industrial design, includes work by Verner Panton, Gaetano Pesce, Frank Gehry, and other important 20th Century artists.

SFMOMA's modern and contemporary art holdings include paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by some of the 20th and 21st centuries' most celebrated artists. The selection currently on view features works by Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, René Magritte, Agnes Martin, Joan Mitchell, Georgia O'Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Diego Rivera, Charles Sheeler, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol, among other artists.

Matisse and Beyond - The Painting and Sculpture Collection

415-357-4000
http://www.sfmoma.org/

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San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design

Location:
550 Sutter Street (between Powell and Mason)
San Francisco, CA 94102

Fred Ball, Pioneer in Glass and Metal

In 2004, the San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design opened its doors as an unconventional start-up museum with an eye on exhibiting, interpreting and communicating contemporary work in craft and design.

The Millennium Collection for Bute House is an eclectic collection of contemporary silver representing some of the finest metalwork in Scotland in the 21st century. Originally commissioned to celebrate the founding of the Scottish Parliament, this collection is now the official state silver used at the Edinburgh residence of the First Minister of Scotland. Artists include: Gordon Burnett, Sarah Cave, John Creed, Maureen Edgar, Marion Kane, William Kirk, Michael Lloyd, Helen Marriot, Grant McCaig, Roger Millar, Linda Robertson, Graham Stewart, and Nicola Williams.

http://www.shop.sfmcd.org/main.sc

http://www.callforentry.org/

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Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco

http://www.famsf.org/ 

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The Legion of Honor Museum

The Legion of Honor, San Francisco's most beautiful museum, displays an impressive collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.

Rodin's Thinker
Perhaps Rodin's best known monumental work, the Thinker dominates the Legion's outdoor Court of Honor, and is one of the earliest acquisitions of the more than seventy Rodin sculptures that Mrs. Spreckels purchased and later donated to the museum.

Artistic Luxury: Fabergé, Tiffany, Lalique is the first comparative study of the work of the three greatest jewelry and decorative arts designers at the turn of the 20th century: Peter Carl Fabergé, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and René Lalique. Their rivalry found its stage at the 1900 World's Fair in Paris—the only exposition where all three showed simultaneously and where the work of each was prominently displayed. Some of their most elaborate designs for the Paris World's Fair are reunited for the first time in a gallery recreating the ambiance of this opulent international exposition. Looking critically at the development, design, and marketing of each firm, this exhibition explores how these designers responded to the demand for luxury goods in the years leading up to World War I.

http://www.famsf.org/legion/exhibitions/index.asp

http://www.famsf.org/legion/exhibitions/index.asp 

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Asian Art Museum

Maharaja - The Splendor of India's Royal Courts - Decoding Images of Maharajas

October 21, 2011 - April 8, 2012

Turban ornament, 1750–55. © V&A Images/Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

By Qamar Adamjee
 

The word maharaja evokes for many an image of a bejeweled and turbaned ruler, whose authority is absolute, whose wealth is immense, who indulges in a lavish lifestyle. But that is only a part of the picture, and more applicable to a later chapter of history at that, after India became a colony of the British empire in the mid-nineteenth century. Although Hindu and Muslim rulers were also known by other titles, including maharana, maharao, nawab, and nizam, the word maharaja, which means "great king," came to be used as a generic term to describe all of India's kings.

An exhibition on the splendors of India's royal courts initially aroused my skepticism. There should be more compelling reasons for an exhibition than merely to admire two hundred beautiful objects. Granted, admiring beautiful objects is something that we as art lovers, art historians, and curators love to do, but sometimes that is not enough. Especially not when the objects have more interesting stories to tell. Refreshingly, the Maharaja exhibition redresses commonly held perceptions and succeeds in adding greater depth and nuance to its subjects. Nearly every object included in the display has a great story and multiple layers of meaning behind it.

200 Larkin Street (between Fulton and McAllister Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94102
In the Civic Center district, across from City Hall.

http://www.asianart.org/maharaja/about.htm

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San Rafael

Marin Civic Center


http://www.marinshow.com

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica Museum of Art

http://www.smmoa.org/

West Coast Sculpture

Frank Lloyd Gallery
Santa Monica, California


http://www.franklloyd.com/

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Ukiah

The Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah, California, is an art, history and anthropology museum focusing on the lifeworks of artist Grace Carpenter Hudson (1865-1937) and her ethnologist husband, Dr. John W. Hudson (1857-1936). Changing interdisciplinary exhibitions and public programs feature Western American art, California Indian cultures, histories of California's diverse North Coast region, and the work of contemporary regional artists.

http://www.gracehudsonmuseum.org/index.html

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Watsonville

Sierra Azul Nursery &amp; Garden
Art and the garden blend seemlessly at the Sculpture Is: 2010 exhibit.

www.sierraazul.com

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Colorado

Denver

Metropolitan State College of Denver Center for Visual Arts

http://www.mscd.edu/news/cva/

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Boulder

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Connecticut

Branford, Guilford and Madison

Shoreline ArtsTrail Exhibition

www.guilfordartcenter.org


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Greenwich

Bijoux: The Origins and Impact of Jewelry

Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT Jul. 16, 2011–Feb. 26, 2012
 

Bling: Its Origins, Its Impacts

Jul 16, 2011–Feb 26, 2012

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New Haven

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American Paintings, Sculpture,
and Decorative Arts

Ongoing, third floor

The Yale University Art Gallery’s collection of American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts has a long history, spanning nearly two and a half centuries. A comprehensive selection of highlights is on view, ranging from one of the earliest American paintings, the 1670 portrait of John Davenport, the first minister to the New Haven Colony, through mid-twentieth-century masterpieces by artists such as Edward Hopper and Thomas Hart Benton. Outstanding examples of furniture, turned wood, glass, pewter and other metals, ceramics, and textiles are also on display.

http://artgallery.yale.edu/

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Delaware

Wilmington

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

http://www.thedcca.org

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Florida

Daytona Beach

Museum of Arts and Sciences

Splendid Treasures of the Turkomen Tribes from Central Asia

On loan from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

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Longbeach

http://www.lbma.org/exhibits.html

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Ormond Beach

http://www.ormondartmuseum.org/

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Miami Beach

Wolfsonian-Florida International University: collection contains artifacts primarily of North American and European origin, dating from 1885–1945. It comprises a variety of media: furniture; industrial-design objects; glass, ceramics, and metalwork; rare books; periodicals; ephemera; works on paper; paintings; textiles; and metals. The nations most comprehensively represented are the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Russia/Soviet Union. The objects are interpreted to explore key FEATURED OBJECTS from Art and Design in the Modern Age

Art and Design in the Modern Age:
Selections from the Wolfsonian Collection
  ongoing

http://wolfsonian.fiu.edu/

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Orlando

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Polk County

Polk County Museum of Art

After an exhaustive review of the community-based donations made to PMoA from 1966 to 1983, our staff and Trustees decided that PMoA could best serve the public by focusing on four collection areas:
  • Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Asian Art
  • European and American Decorative Arts
  • Pre-Columbian Art

These collections give all of our visitors the opportunity to experience a wide range of artistic objects: from 2,500 year old vessels made by the Chavin culture in what is now Peru, to contemporary artworks completed in the last six months.

All four collecting areas continue to grow, but the Modern and Contemporary Art area is by far the fastest growing. PMoA’s guiding principle in collecting art is that each object must add to the educational and artistic value of the permanent collection while reflecting community interests. Within the past few years, we have also added artworks from Africa, as well as a growing collection of Contemporary Folk Art.

Contemporary works by James Bassham, Jane Jaskevich, Fonchen Lord and Michael Mick are featured in the Museum’s permanent outdoor exhibition space.

http://polkmuseumofart.org/collections/

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Sarasota

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art:

European travel kindled a passion for art and collecting in John and Mable Ringling.  In the 1920s, John Ringling became a regular at the New York and London auctions. He purchased important works by Titian, Veronese, Rubens, Hals, and Velazquez. Ringling also acquired important decorative arts and a collection of Cypriot, Greek and Roman antiquities from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Today, the Museum of Art displays European, American, and Asian works of art in its permanent collection galleries.  The collection of Old Master paintings, highlighted by the Baroque period of the 17th century, is among the finest in the country, collection of Chinese jades, stone sculptures, and bronzes.

http://www.ringling.org/

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West Palm Beach

The Armory Art Center

CURVED | Herbert Mehler Sculptures

CURVED | Herbert Mehler Sculptures

Date: Dec 16, 2011 to Apr 6, 2012

The Armory Art Center is Located at:
1700 Parker Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
(1/2 Mile south of the Kravis Center)

http://www.armoryart.org

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Norton Museum of Art

http://www.norton.org/home.htm

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Winter Park

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum

Decorative Arts and Sculpture:

In addition to works by Tiffany, the collection includes leaded-glass windows by William Morris, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, John LaFarge and Arthur Nash. The Museum's jewelry and silver collections feature pieces by Emile Gallé, Rene Lalique and Carl Faberge. Gallé and Louis Majorelle are represented In the furniture collection, along with Tiffany and Gustav Stickley.
 

SECRETS OF TIFFANY GLASSMAKING
Ongoing:
Tiffany and his studio staff of chemists, designers, and glass technicians possessed extraordinary ability in controlling and exploiting the properties of molten sand for the sake of art. This teaching exhibit on the glass techniques employed at Tiffany Studios will explain everything from the basic ingredients used in making glass to the design processes used to create the famed leaded-glass windows and lamps. The exhibit will show some of the various tools used in glassmaking as well as window fragments, glass fragments, preliminary drawings and a model for a window.

http://www.morsemuseum.org/

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Georgia

Savannah

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Athens

Juried Exhibitions

The Ring Show: Putting the Band Back Together

Many American studio artists are utilizing manufacturing methods and technology such as laser cutting, photo-chemical machining and electroforming to create both one of a kind and production objects that blur the line between the worlds of craft and design. The work showcased in this exhibition will explore the dichotomy of objects created using collaborative processes between the hand and the machine.

http://www.uga.edu/gamuseum/index.html

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Atlanta

Fay Gold Gallery

http://www.faygoldgallery.com/

The American Craft Council Show in Atlanta

The most distinctive fine craft show in America returns to Atlanta for the 20th year. Over two hundred of the nation's premier, jury-selected artists will present high-quality, handmade objects including jewelry, clothing, furniture, toys, home accessories, furniture as well as sculptural and functional works of glass, ceramics, metal, wood, paper, and decorative fiber. It's a wonderful opportunity to meet the artists, and to purchase one-of-a-kind craft to fit all price points.

http://www.craftcouncil.org/atlanta/

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Hawaii

Honolulu

The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu

The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, is the only museum in the state of Hawai‘i devoted exclusively to contemporary art. TCM provides an accessible forum for provocative, dynamic forms of visual art, offering interaction with art and artists in a unique Island environment.

The Contemporary Museum has a growing collection of works in all media spanning 1940 to the present.  Among artists represented are Vito Acconci, Josef Albers, Robert Arneson, Jennifer Bartlett, Deborah Butterfield, Enrique Chagoya, Jim Dine, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, William Kentridge, Sol Lewitt, Robert Motherwell, Vik Muniz, Louise Nevelson, Kenneth Price, Andres Serrano, Kiki Smith, Frank Stella, Masami Teraoka, Mark Tobey, Richard Tuttle, Kara Walker, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselman, and Peter Voulkos.

http://www.tcmhi.org/

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Idaho

Boise

Boise Art Museum

Boise, Idaho
http://www.boiseartmuseum.org/

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Illinois

Arcola

Amish Interpretive Center

http://www.amishcenter.com/

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Chicago

Museum of Contemporary Art

Motor Cocktail: Sound and Movement in Art of the 1960s
July 2 - November 13, 2011

 

Jean Tinguely: Motor Cocktail, 1965.

Motor Cocktail brings together artists from the 1960s in the MCA's Collection who used sound and movement to engage viewers and draw them out of a consumer society and into an immediate sensual experience with the artworks. Jean Tinguely's Motor Cocktail (1965), fully restored for this exhibition and on view for the first time in 30 years, is one of the exhibition's focal points.

Mark Handforth Plaza Project

July 8 to October 10, 2011

Hong Kong-born, Miami-based sculptor Mark Handforth is debuting four new large-scale sculptures at the MCA in early July 2011.

http://www.mcachicago.org/

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Chicago Cultural Center

http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/supporting_narrative/attractions/dca_tourism/Chicago_Cultural_Center.html

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Dekalb

Northern Illinois University Art Museum:

http://www.vpa.niu.edu/museum/

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Carbondale

Southern Illinois University Museum

http://www.museum.siu.edu/exhibits.php

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Indiana

Bloomington 

Indiana University Art Museum
http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu/

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Indianapolis

University of Indianapolis Features Contemporary Jewelry Art Exhibit

http://indianapolis-indiana.funcityfinder.com/2010/04/05/university-of-indianapolis-features-contemporary-jewelry-art-exhibit/

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Indiana State Museum

http://www.indianamuseum.org/

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Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

http://www.fwmoa.org/exhibits/upcoming.htm

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School of Creative Arts, University of Saint Francis

American Modernist Jewelry, 1940 - 1970


http://www.sf.edu/art/schedule_weatherhead.shtml

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New Harmony

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Kentucky

Louisville

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Kansas

Manhattan

www.k-state.edu/bma

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Olathe

 http://www.olatheks.org/GIS/SculptureMap 

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Brooch
1969
Irena Brynner

Brooch
about 1948
Ronald Hayes Pearson


Cuff Bracelet
about 1970
Miyé Matsukata
rubies, sapphire, gold

Earrings
1948
Art Smith
 

http://americanart.si.edu/luce/

American University Museum

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SNAG - Museums that Collect Jewelry and Metalwork

Anchorage Museum of History and Art

www.anchoragemuseum.org

Baltimore Museum of Art

www.artbma.org

Bellevue Art Museum

www.bellevuearts.org

Carnegie Museum of Art

www.cmoa.org

Chazen Museum of Art

chazen.wisc.edu

Cleveland Museum of Art

www.clevelandart.org

Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum

www.ndm.si.edu

Cranbrook Art Museum

www.cranbrookart.edu/museum

Crocker Art Museum

http://www.crockerartmuseum.org/

Danish Museum of Art & Design

www.kunstindustrimuseet.dk

Design Museum London

http://www.designmuseum.org/

Fuller Craft Museum

http://www.fullercraft.org/

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

http://www.crafthouston.org/

Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum

www.lalaounis-jewelrymuseum.gr

Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft

www.kentuckyarts.org

Mingei International Museum

www.mingei.org

Mint Museum of Craft & Design

www.mintmuseum.org

Museum of Arts and Design

www.madmuseum.org

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

www.mcachicago.org

Museum of Contemporary Craft

www.contemporarycrafts.org

Museum of Craft and Folk Art

www.mocfa.org

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

www.mfa.org

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

www.mfah.org

National Ornamental Metals Museum

www.metalmuseum.org

Newark Museum

www.newarkmuseum.org

Oakland Museum of California

www.museumca.org

Oceanside Museum of Art

www.oma-online.org

Odgen Museum of Southern Art

www.ogdenmuseum.org

Ohio Craft Museum

www.ohiocraft.org

Philadelphia Museum of Art

www.philamuseum.org

Portland Art Museum

www.portlandartmuseum.org

Racine Art Museum

www.ramart.org

Renwick Gallery/Smithsonian American Art Museum

www.americanart.si.edu/renwick

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art

www.newpaltz.edu/museum

San Francisco Museum of Craft + Design

www.sfmcd.com

Seattle Art Museum

www.seattleartmuseum.org

State Museum of Applied Arts and Design

www.die-neue-sammlung.de

Tacoma Art Museum

www.tacomaartmuseum.org

The Contemporary Museum

www.tcmhi.org

Toledo Museum of Art

www.toledomuseum.org

Victoria & Albert Museum

www.vam.ac.uk

Walters Art Museum

www.thewalters.org

World Jewellery Museum

www.wjmuseum.com

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