E X H I B I T S  -  U S A -  LOUISIANA - WASHINGTON

USA exhibits from Louisiana to Washington are listed below. 
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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

Louisiana

New Orleans

New Orleans Museum of Art - NOMA

Sculpture Garden at NOMA is one of the most important sculpture installations in the United States, with over 60 sculptures situated on a beautifully landscaped site amongst meandering footpaths, reflecting lagoons, Spanish moss-laden 200-year-old live oaks, mature pines, magnolias, camellias, and pedestrian bridges.

http://www.noma.org/

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Contemporary Arts Center - CAC35

http://www.cacno.org/

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Ogden Museum

New Orleans ArtWorks

New Orleans GlassWorks & Printmaking Studio

Nene Humphrey: Selections from the Andrews–Humphrey Collection/Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Paintings, sculptures, mixed media, and prints by acclaimed artist Nene Humphrey. She is the wife of the late Benny Andrews, whose work, along with his father, George Andrews, are also part of the Andrews-Humphrey

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

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Maine

Northeast Harbor

WINTER HARBOR:

The SISS web page can be found at www.schoodicsculpture.org.  Support for the next (Summer, 2011) Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium( a 501c3 non-profit project) is  needed and is greatly appreciated. Gifts can be sent to SISS PO Box 122, Steuben, Maine, 04680. Thank you.

http://meartsed.wordpress.com/2010/05/31/schoodic-sculpture-symposium-receives-funding/

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Brockton
Fuller Craft Museum

 

Cooper

Michael Cooper: A Sculptural Odyssey, 1968 – 2011
November 12, 2011 – May 13, 2012

Organized by the Museum of Craft and Design, Michael Cooper documents the complex and adroitly crafted wood sculpture of this important California sculptor. The exhibition features a retrospective selection of objects, ranging from early explorations of functional forms to large scale installations.




Yanick Lapuh: Your Ladder is on Fire
 

Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak Street
Brockton, MA 02301

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Maryland

Baltimore

Baltimore Museum of Art - BMA

Sculptural Gardens
Masterworks of modern and contemporary sculpture dramatically emerge in the BMA’s Sculpture Gardens, a verdant landscape of art and horticulture that welcomes visitors throughout the year. Nestled on nearly three acres in the heart of the city, the two terraced gardens are home to 34 sculptures ranging from Auguste Rodin’s striding Balzac (1892) to Alexander Calder’s soaring red 100 Yard Dash (1969), and provide a 100-year survey of sculpture from the figural to the abstract.

The Walters Art Museum
The Art of the Writing Instrument from Paris to Persia
July 02, 2011 - September 25, 2011
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
 
The Art of the Writing Instrument from Paris to Persia
Every culture that values the art of writing has found ways to reflect the prestige and pleasure of writing through beautiful tools. Once owned by statesmen, calligraphers, wealthy merchants, and women of fashion, these stunning objects highlight the ingenuity of the artists who created them and underline the centrality of the written word in the diverse cultures that produced them.
 

This focus show features writing instruments produced in cosmopolitan centers such as Paris, Isfahan, and Kyoto. Every culture that values the art of writing has found ways to reflect the prestige and pleasure of writing through beautiful tools. Writing implements, such as pens, knives, and scissors, as well as storage chests, pen-cases, and writing desks, were often fashioned with precious materials: mother of pearl, gems, imported woods, gold, and silver. Once owned by statesmen, calligraphers, wealthy merchants, and women of fashion, these stunning objects highlight the ingenuity of the artists who created them and underline the centrality of the written word in the diverse cultures that produced them

October 14, 2009 - October 14, 2012
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM


All of the major civilizations of Mesoamerica are featured in this installation, including the Olmec, Maya and Teotihuacan. The exhibition focuses on small sculpture from these cultures' enigmatic figures and animals that probably served a ritual function.

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore Maryland is internationally renowned for its collection of art. The collection presents an overview of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe, and counts among its many treasures Greek sculpture and Roman sarcophagi; medieval ivories and Old Master paintings; Art Deco jewelry and 19th-century European and American masterpieces.

Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe
February 13, 2011–May 8, 2011

An exhibition of approximately 70 reliquaries, the containers used by medieval Christians for the bodily remains of saints. These sacred objects were covered in gold and silver and embellished with gems.

All of the major civilizations of Mesoamerica are featured in this installation, including the Olmec, Maya and Teotihuacan. The exhibition focuses on small sculpture from these cultures' enigmatic figures and animals that probably served a ritual function.

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore Maryland is internationally renowned for its collection of art. The collection presents an overview of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe, and counts among its many treasures Greek sculpture and Roman sarcophagi; medieval ivories and Old Master paintings; Art Deco jewelry and 19th-century European and American masterpieces.

Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe
February 13, 2011–May 8, 2011

An exhibition of approximately 70 reliquaries, the containers used by medieval Christians for the bodily remains of saints. These sacred objects were covered in gold and silver and embellished with gems.

Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry

From an ancient Roman snake bracelet to a ceremonial Chinese headdress to a Tiffany & Co. glittering necklace, "Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry" highlighted more than 200 pieces from the Walters Art Museum.  The exhibition featured some of the Walters’ greatest masterpieces as well as many hidden treasures on view for the first time. The Walters is one of the few museums worldwide that can provide examples, both in depth and range, of stunning jewelry from 3000 B.C. through the early 20th century. Assembled primarily by one of the museum’s founders, Henry Walters, during the first three decades of the last century, this renowned collection contains superb examples of expert craftsmanship. “We are so lucky to have this rich, varied and aesthetically beautiful jewelry collection at the Walters,” said museum Director Gary Vikan. “Henry Walters’ eye for great pieces and his immense generosity has made this one of the world’s finest collections of jewelry.”

http://thewalters.org/exhibitions/current.aspx

www.artbma.org

http://www.craftcouncil.org/baltimore/

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Massachusetts

Cambridge

HARVARD MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY — ONGOING EXHIBIT: Romancing the Stone: The Many Facets of Tourmaline exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard University, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA. Exhibit displays Harvard's extensive collection of tourmalines dating back to 1892. Highlights the versatile nature of this mineral family and showcases exquisite examples of tourmaline, both in rough and in fine jewelry. Extended indefinitely due to popular demand. For more information, contact the museum at 617-495-3045, fax 617-496-8206, e-mail hmnh@oeb.harvard.edu or visit http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/

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Boston

Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts

http://www.societyofcrafts.org
 

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Charles Robert Ashbee, "Marsh-bird brooch," 1901-02

Ed Rossbach Fiber Art from the Daphne Farago Collection:

The MFA celebrates the recent gift of more than forty works by Ed Rossbach in "Ed Rossbach Fiber Art from the Daphne Farago Collection." One of the pioneers in the field of American fiber arts, Ed Rossbach created works in almost every known textile technique during his five-decade-long career. His exuberant approach to making art, free from expectations and rules, came from studying historic textile techniques while a young professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Experimenting with labor-intensive techniques such as Andean discontinuous warp weaving, Native American coiled basketry, European lace, and Indonesian ikat, Rossbach reinterpreted these methods in his own unique two-dimensional and three-dimensional works. This exhibition features about thirty-five Rossbach works from the recent gift of Daphne Farago, displayed alongside examples from the MFA's historic textile collection to illustrate the diverse sources of inspiration for his innovative fiber work.

Special Jewelry Weekend in Boston 2011
Oct 14–16, 2011 • Boston, MA • museum event

http://www.mfa.org

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Brockton

Fuller Craft Museum

Flint

Miyé Matsukata. Flint Brooch. Courtesy of Rachel Garcia.

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Cambridge

HARVARD MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY — ONGOING EXHIBIT: Romancing the Stone: The Many Facets of Tourmaline exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard University, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA. Exhibit displays Harvard's extensive collection of tourmalines dating back to 1892. Highlights the versatile nature of this mineral family and showcases exquisite examples of tourmaline, both in rough and in fine jewelry. Extended indefinitely due to popular demand. For more information, contact the museum at 617-495-3045, fax 617-496-8206.h

http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu

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Lenox

http://www.siennagallery.com/

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Watertown

Armenian Library and Museum of America

http://www.almainc.org/calendar.html

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Worchester

Arts Worchester

http://www.artsworcester.org/

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Minnesota

Minneapolis

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Modernism 20: Past/Present/Future

Ancient Art:

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is fortunate to have a small but focused collection of ancient art, comprising works from several civilizations in the lands bordering the Mediterranean Sea, from about 20,000 B.C. to the fifth century A.D. These civilizations were united by trade networks that fostered cultural exchanges.

The collection from the ancient Near East countries of Luristan, Sumeria, and Persia include finely crafted domestic objects, glass, and bronzes. The art of dynastic Egypt, unwaveringly directed towards the attainment of the afterlife, is represented by an intact mummy, the false door to a tomb, amulets, and religious burial objects.

The foundations of Western culture are found in "classical" art, the integration of Greek and Roman artistic principles that evolved continuously from the eighth century B.C. to the fifth century A.D. This aesthetic is exemplified by the marble sculpture, Doryphoros, one of the finest existing Roman copies of the original Greek sculpture made in 440 B.C. The Ancient Art Galleries include portrait busts, painted Attic vases, pavement mosaics, and exquisite small objects, presenting an overview of ancient art, the result of numerous bequests and purchases from the 1930s to the present day. The collection is constantly enriched by new acquisitions made possible through the generosity of Ruth and Bruce Dayton and other donors.

Norwest Modernism Collection:

An important recent gift is the Norwest Modernism Collection, comprising nearly 500 works in all media documenting salient components of six modernist movements, from Arts and Crafts (1880) through Art Deco (1950). Since its donation in 1998, the collection has supplied works in a series of exhibitions at the museum, at the Wells Fargo Center in downtown Minneapolis, and on the award-winning Modernism Web site.

Beyond the Maker’s Mark: Paul de Lamerie Silver in the Cahn Collection

Mary Agnes and Al McQuinn Silver Gallery 350

"Beyond the Maker’s Mark" celebrates the extraordinary work of London’s leading eighteenth-century silversmith, Paul de Lamerie (1688-1751). Through the private collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cahn—which includes some of the most important pieces of de Lamerie silver in private hands—the exhibition explores several aspects of de Lamerie’s career, revealing the evolution of his style and the complex organization of his enterprise.

The exhibition, organized by the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, features nearly one hundred individual examples of Rococo English silver by de Lamerie and his contemporaries, such as the superb Maynard Dish (1736) and the extraordinary Tureen in the Shape of a Green Turtle (1750). This venue will include several Paul de Lamerie pieces from the MIA collection, including the magnificent Wine Cistern (1719-20).

A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

http://www.artsmia.org/

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Mississippi

http://www.msmuseumart.org/exhibitions.html

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Missouri

Sedalia

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art

The Contemporary Art Museum on the campus of State Fair Community College collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits modern and contemporary works of art and design for the educational enrichment of students, faculty and the general public.

The core of the Museum is the permanent collection comprised of abstract paintings, drawings, prints, works in clay and sculpture created since the mid-20th century.

Tabula Rasa (Translation: Blank Slate)Reclining Figure Ed. 7

Richard Beckman
1957 - 2004
Nationality: American

"Tabula Rasa (Translation: Blank Slate)", 1990
steel slate
42.5"h x 58"w x 53.5"d

Henry Moore
1898 - 1986
"Reclining Figure Ed. 7", 1939
Bronze

http://www.daummuseum.org

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St. Louis

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Craft Alliance

http://www.craftalliance.org/

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Nebraska

Lincoln

Lux Center for the Arts

http://www.luxcenter.org

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Omaha

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Nevada

Reno

Nevada Museum of Art - Hawkin's Contemporary Gallery

http://www.nevadaart.org/
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New Hampshire

Hanover

Dartmouth College
Hood Museum of Art

Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art

The African Art Galleries

African gallery showcases works from important art-producing cultures, including the Yoruba of Nigeria and the Asante of Ghana. Among the highlights are a towering Epa masquerade headdress by the renowned Yoruba sculptor Bamboye and a rare Tsogo door from Gabon. A stunning array of jewelry features ivory adornments from the Congo, silver pendants from Niger, beadwork from South Africa and an exceptional suite of gold jewelry from Zanzibar. The gallery also includes select examples from its important collection of African textiles, which has gained national recognition for its fine quality and breadth of representation.

 http://hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu/exhibitions/current.html

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New Jersey

Closter

Belskie Museum of Art and Science

The goal of the Belskie Museum of Art and Science is first and foremost, the preservation and display of the work of Abram Belskie and to promote his reputation as a major sculptor, medal artist and medical illustrator of the twentieth century.

http://www.belskiemuseum.com/

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Demarest

Art School at Old Church Center Gallery

The Mikhail Zakin & Café Galleries

Gallery Hours: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM, M-F
Call 201.767.7160 for evening and Saturday hours

The Art School at Old Church houses two professionally-run art galleries. The Mikhail Zakin Gallery presents 8-10 exhibitions annually. The gallery focuses on exhibiting contemporary work in a variety of disciplines from emerging and established regional artists. The Café Gallery showcases work from students and faculty of the Art School at Old Church. Exhibitions rotate throughout the year.

The galleries are free and open to the public. Both galleries are wheelchair accessible.

http://www.occcartschool.org/

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Hamilton

Grounds For Sculpture

Grounds For Sculpture is a 35-acre public sculpture park dedicated to promoting an understanding of and appreciation for contemporary sculpture for all people.

http://www.groundsforsculpture.org/

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Newark

Newark Musuem

   
http://www.newarkmuseum.org/

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Rahway

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Santa Fe

Museum of International Folk Art

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Young Brides, Old Shirts:
Macedonian Embroidered Dress

Opens in the Cotsen Gallery Saturday October 1, 2011

Until the mid-twentieth century, Macedonian women wove, embroidered, and wore magnificent ensembles of dress that indicated to a knowing eye what village and region they came from and where they were in the cycle of life. From puberty through betrothal, marriage, child bearing, and old age, dress changed to reflect status change. Historic ensembles, no longer made but preserved in the museum, also illustrate the tumultuous political history of the region; pan-Slavic, Byzantine, and Ottoman influences can be seen in embroidered motifs, materials, garments, and jewelry. The outstanding collection the Museum has dates primarily from 1890 to 1920 with some later pieces from the 1950s. On display will be 27 mannequins in multi-layered ensembles as well as individual garments and pieces of jewelry belonging to Museum of International Folk Art; the largest and most comprehensive museum collection in the United States. The exhibition will accompanied by a catalog of the same name, and closes January 6, 2013.
(Photo: Detail, Wedding dress. Miyak, Smilevo, Demir Hisar municipality, c. 1900. Wool, cotton, silk, metallic thread, metal, glass beads, plastic. The Ronald Wixman/Steven Glaser Collection. Photography by Addison Doty.)Santa Fe.

Folk Art of the Andes
Opens In the Bartlett Gallery Sunday Through September 16, 2012
A major exhibition - Folk Art of the Andes - features over 850 works of art from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This diverse group of Andean folk arts includes weaving, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, painting, and metalwork, reflecting the interweaving of indigenous craft traditions with European art forms and techniques. (Photo, above: Woman's Sidesaddle Stirrups, Argentina, early 19th century, Silver, 5" x 8.75". Photo by Blair Clark) The exhibition provides a window into the rich spirit and culture shared by the peoples of this highland region of South America through works ranging from costumes, jewelry, utilitarian items, and toys to those used in religious practices and festivals. The exhibit will be accompanied by a richly illustrated 300 page catalog. In addition, public programming related to the Andes will take place throughout the year. Opening events include artist demonstration with Bertha Medina, hands-on art making for ages 3 to 103, and a reception hosted by the Museum of New Mexico Womens' Board.

Northern New Mexico Art Catalog Gallery
A Fine Art and Jewelry Exhibit - Opening July 2nd

The Northern New Mexico Art Catalogue Gallery Presents: A Fine Art and Jewelry Exhibit - Opening Friday, July 2nd, 2010 featuring the fine art of Stephanie Huerta, and Armando Adrian Lopez and the jewelry of Randy Allen. The NNMAC Gallery is proud to have their work on exhibit for this special show, as well as throughout the year.

NNMAC Gallery
142 Lincoln (at the corner of Marcy)
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

http://www.moifa.org

Other information:
I
n the mountain town of Taxco in Mexico’s state of Guerrero, large-scale mining can be dated to the sixteenth century, and silver is a way of life. In the years following the Mexican Revolution (1910–20), jewelry and other silver objects were crafted there with an entirely innovative approach, informed by modernism and the creation of a new Mexican national identity. Antonio Pineda was a member of the Taxco School and is recognized as a world-class designer. Exhibition images may be found at

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

710 Camino Lejo off Old Santa Fe Trail
http://miaclab.org/miac.info@miaclab.org

http://www.indianartsandculture.org/

http://media.museumofnewmexico.org/

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Las Cruces

Museum of International Folk Art

Permanent Exhibitions & Tours

In addition to changing exhibitions, there are two permanent exhibitions: Family and Faith in the Hispanic Heritage Wing; and Multiple Visions: A Common Bond in the Girard Wing.

Family and Faith/Familia y Fe is an award-winning exhibition of northern New Mexico Hispanic material culture and art spanning four centuries including Santos, furniture, tinwork, straw applique textiles and jewelry.

Multiple Visions: A Common Bond is a richly varied exhibition of folk art and miniatures from more than one hundred countries designed by the collector, Alexander Girard.

http://www.moifa.org/

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New York

Hudson

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East Hampton

http://www.longhouse.org

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Brooklyn

Brooklyn Museum

Body Parts

November 19, 2009–October 2, 2011

Special Exhibitions Hall, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor

Body Parts features thirty-five representations of individual body parts from the Brooklyn Museum’s ancient Egyptian collection, many of which are displayed for the first time. This exhibition uses fragments of sculptures and objects created as distinct elements to illuminate the very realistic depiction of individual body parts in canonical Egyptian sculpture. Ancient Egyptian artists carefully portrayed each part of the human body, respecting the significance of every detail. When viewed individually, these sculptures and fragments reveal ancient notions of the body, as well as details of workmanship, frequently unnoticed in more complete sculptures.

Ellington Necklace

From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith
See MODERN SILVER magazine feature:
From the Village to Vogue, The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith

Long-Term Installation

Decorative Arts Galleries, 4th Floor

This exhibition honors the gift of twenty-one pieces of silver and gold jewelry created by the Brooklyn-reared modernist jeweler Arthur Smith (1917–1982), primarily from Charles Russell, Smith’s companion and heir.

The presentation of Art Smith jewelry is enhanced by archival material from the artist’s estate, such as sketches, the original shop sign, Smith’s tools, and period photographs of models wearing the jewelry, along with thirty pieces of modernist jewelry from the permanent collection by such artists as Elsa Freund, Claire Falkenstein, Ed Weiner, and Frank Rebajes.

Inspired by surrealism, biomorphicism, and primitivism, Art Smith’s jewelry is dynamic in its size and form. Although sometimes massive in scale, his jewelry remains lightweight and wearable. The jewelry dates from the late 1940s to the 1970s and includes his most famous pieces, such as a “Patina” necklace inspired by the mobiles of Alexander Calder; a “Lava” bracelet, or cuff, that extends over the entire lower arm in undulating and overlapping forms; and a massive ring with three semi-precious stones that stretches over three fingers.

Trained at Cooper Union, Art Smith, an African American, opened his first shop on Cornelia Street in Greenwich Village in 1946. One of the leading modernist jewelers of the mid-twentieth century, Smith was also an active supporter of black and gay civil rights, an avid jazz enthusiast, and a supporter of early black modern dance groups.

From the Village to Vogue is organized by Barry R. Harwood, Curator of Decorative Arts, Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition is supported by the Harold S. Keller Fund with additional support from the Donald and Mary Oenslager Fund.

http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/

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New Paltz

SDMA Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art

Sachiko Uozumi, Bracelet, 1983

Sachiko Ouzuni, Untitled, 1984..Gift of Robert Ebendorf, 1996.013.011a

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New York City

Museum of Arts and Design

Jewelry Highlights

The Museum of Arts and Design's jewelry collection began soon after the Museum was founded in 1956, documenting the development of studio jewelry from its origins in the post-World War II era to the present day. Drawing from a collection of nearly 500 jewelry pieces, these selected highlights demonstrate the development and diversity of the art of jewelry, ranging from the pioneering work of early American Studio Jewelers, such as Sam Kramer and Arthur Smith, to the groundbreaking and nontraditional methods of contemporary artists like Rebecca Strzelec.

Picasso to Koons: Artist as Jeweler

September 20, 2011 - January 8, 2012

Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Max Ernst, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Jeff Koons and Anish Kapoor are some of the 20th century's greatest and best known artists. What is less well known are the incredible works of sculptural beauty created by these artists in the form of jewelry. In an exhibition of over 240 masterpieces Picasso To Koons: Artist As Jeweler explores works from an array of artists, not known as jewelers, who have created stunning works of jewelry both reminiscent of their existing artistic vocabulary and in other instances representing a striking departure from their oeuvre. These richly imaginative pieces were never intended for mainstream production, but rather were created as one-of-a-kind pieces or limited editions, that were often personal gifts made for family and friends, revealing an intimate view into the lives of the artists who created them. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue published by Flammarion/Rizzoli.

Untitled (Pair of Anklets from Madhya Pradesh, India), Indian ArtisanUntitled (Necklace from Tunisia), Tunisian ArtisanUntitled (Tajik Necklace), Turkoman ArtisanNeckpiece, Betty Cooke

Jade Bird of Paradise, Constance AbernathyPin, Ruth RadakovichEarrings, Ed WienerPin, Margaret De Patta"White Cloud" Wedding Crown, Merry Renk

Ruth Radakovich
Pin
1957

Ed Wiener
Earrings
c. 1955

Margaret De Patta
Pin
1947

Merry Renk
"White Cloud" Wedding Crown
1968

Metal Highlights

MAD is fortunate to possess a rich assemblage of works in metal by an international roster of artists. Technically diverse, the collection represents a variety of approaches to form, whether it is a hand-raised teapot by Danish-trained artist John Prip, electroformed decanters by Chunghi Choo, or a constructed cabinet by Jim Rose. Sculptural metalwork, far removed from its functional origins and using woven or coiled methods, is found in the works of Jenny Edlund and Jin-Sook So. For other artists like Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, sculpture has become a means of commentary and humor, as seen in her traditionally-raised and perpetually-melting teapot. Jewelry has been a fast-growing aspect of the permanent collection as well. The Museum’s collection of early modernist jewelry by Margaret de Patta and Betty Cooke are perennial favorites, while the brilliant woven examples by Mary Lee Hu never fail to amaze.

Crafting Modernism: Mid-Century American Art & Design

October 11, 2011 - January 15, 2012

Untitled, Clayton BaileyLow Tide, J. Fred WoellNeckpiece, Elsa Freund


Crafting Modernism: Mid-Century American Art and Design explores the rich interplay of art and design in all craft media (clay, fiber, wood, metal, glass, and alternative materials) that exploded across the United States during the postwar era. The exhibition and catalogue will focus on the protagonists of this period, its rapid growth and development within a changing American culture, and its international context.

Crafting Modernism covers a 25-year period that begins with the craftsman-designers of the 1940s and 1950s, and concludes in 1969 with innovative works that upended traditional concepts of craft, and included humor, psychological content, and social commentary in provocative and unique works of art.

Flora and Fauna, MAD about Nature

May 24 - November 6, 2011

Flora and Fauna, MAD About Nature is a stroll through the natural world, as seen through the eyes of artists working in glass, ceramics, metal, fiber, and wood. From insects and birds to trees and flowers, this exhibition is a lively and engaging look at Mother Nature at her best.


Neck Ornament, Keri AtaumbiCotton Flower Brooch, Luz CaminoBirds of a Feather, Lydia Gerbig-FastUntitled (Shan Cuff), Tribal Artisan of Southeast AsiaGoblet, Chunghi ChooCopper Wire Cuff, Arline M. Fisch

http://collections.madmuseum.org/

MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN   
2 COLUMBUS CIRCLE    
NEW YORK, NY    10019  

LOOT 2011: Mad About Jewelry

Starting October 11, 2011

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY

Picasso to Koons: Artist as Jeweler

To Open September 20, 2011

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY

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

Oakland Museum of California, Oakland. February 4, 2012 - May 13, 2012;

Museum of Arts and Design, New York   June 12, 2012 - September 2012

http://madmuseum.org/

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Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500–2005

Rococo: The Continuing Curve is organized by Sarah Coffin, head of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department; Gail Davidson, head of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department; Ellen Lupton, curator of contemporary design; and guest curator Penelope Hunter-Stiebel. This is the first museum survey of rococo and its ongoing resurgence, tracing the design movement’s birth, rebirth and transformation across centuries and continents. The exhibition will explore these regional and chronological modifications, and study the social, political and economic influences affecting the migration and assimilation of rococo style.

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Museum of the City of New York
Notorious and Notable: 20th Century Women of Style

Museum of the City of New York
T 212.534.1672; F 212.423.0758
info@mcny.org

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Jewish Museum

French Institute/Alliance Francaise
http://www.fiaf.org/

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The American Craft Council:
See Calendar for upcoming Jewelry and Sculpture shows.

http://www.craftcouncil.org

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

Highlights from the Modern Design Collection: 1900 to the Present

http://www.metmuseum.org/

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Museum of Modern Art - MOMA

Metal Highlights
MAD is fortunate to possess a rich assemblage of works in metal by an international roster of artists. Technically diverse, the collection represents a variety of approaches to form, whether it is a hand-raised teapot by Danish-trained artist John Prip, electroformed decanters by Chunghi Choo, or a constructed cabinet by Jim Rose. Sculptural metalwork, far removed from its functional origins and using woven or coiled methods, is found in the works of Jenny Edlund and Jin-Sook So. For other artists like Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, sculpture has become a means of commentary and humor, as seen in her traditionally-raised and perpetually-melting teapot. Jewelry has been a fast-growing aspect of the permanent collection as well. The Museum’s collection of early modernist jewelry by Margaret de Patta and Betty Cooke are perennial favorites, while the brilliant woven examples by Mary Lee Hu never fail to amaze.

Jewelry Highlights

The Museum of Arts and Design's jewelry collection began soon after the Museum was founded in 1956, documenting the development of studio jewelry from its origins in the post-World War II era to the present day. Drawing from a collection of nearly 500 jewelry pieces, these selected highlights demonstrate the development and diversity of the art of jewelry, ranging from the pioneering work of early American Studio Jewelers, such as Sam Kramer and Arthur Smith, to the groundbreaking and nontraditional methods of contemporary artists like Rebecca Strzelec.

http://www.moma.org/

http://www.amnh.org/

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Museum of Arts & Design:

 

With more than 200 of Secretary Albright’s pins on view, jewelry as a diplomatic, political and social tool is explored.

New York, New York

http://collections.madmuseum.org/

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Museum for African Art

Designed by the celebrated Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP, the new Museum for African Art will open to the public in fall 2011. It will be located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 110th Street, in New York City, where it will join Manhattan's "Museum Mile."

Traveling Exhibits

Desert Jewels: North African Jewelry and Photography from the Xavier Guerrand-Hermes Collection

The North African collection of jewelry and photography assembled by Xavier Guerrand-Hermès over several decades provides insight into the region’s changing societies. The wide range of jewelry illustrates the diversity and enduring beauty of North Africa’s artistic traditions, while the compelling images show daily life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  

In the elaborate jewelry worn by North African women, a profusion of pendants, colored enamels, and precious or semi-precious stones transforms the pieces into flamboyant and conspicuous works of art. Women receive jewelry from their husbands when they marry, and they wear them as symbolic expressions of social codes and identity. In certain shapes and materials, jewelry is seen as a way to protect the wearer. The hand, or khamsa, is considered a potent shield against the evil eye.  

Beginning in the 1860s European photographers set up studios in the major cities of North Africa, photographing women wearing their extraordinary jewels, as well as recording markets, ancient archaeological sites, and landscapes. The images were mounted on cabinet cards into the 1890s, when the format was replaced by picture postcards. Studios also sold larger prints of photographs which were acquired by European tourists, artists, and collectors. Works from some of the most famous photographers of the time, including Étienne and Louis Neurdein, J. Pascal Sebah, A. Cavilla, J. Garrigues, and George Washington Wilson, are part of this collection.  

Exhibitions

Museum for African Art exhibitions are widely recognized for presenting new perspectives on familiar areas of African art, as well as for introducing subjects and artists that are less well-known. Since its opening, the Museum has organized 56 exhibitions that have traveled to 167 venues in the United States and abroad, bringing the art and cultures of Africa to a wide array of audiences.

Current and upcoming touring exhibitions organized by the Museum include El Anatsui: When Last I Wrote to You About Africa, the first career retrospective of this major contemporary artist, and Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art, which uses basketry as a lens through which to view the African contribution to the building of America. These will be among the inaugural exhibitions in the Museum's new building. Dynasty and Divinity: Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria, which, with support from Banco Santander, will conclude its European and U.S. tours at the Museum in late 2011. The latter is devoted to the extraordinary art of Ife, the ancient city-state of the Yoruba people of West Africa (in present-day southwestern Nigeria). It is co-organized by the Museum for African Art and the Fundación Marcelino Botín, in Santander, Spain, in collaboration with the Nigerian National Commission for Museums and Monuments.

Recent Museum-organized exhibitions have ranged from The Beautiful Time in Lubumbashi: Photography by Sammy Baloji (2010), to Desert Jewels: North African Jewelry and Photography from the Xavier Guerrand-Hermes Collection (2008), to At Arm's Length: The Art of African Puppetry (2006), Lasting Foundations: The Art of African Architecture (2005), and Resonance from the Past: African Sculpture from the New Orleans Museum of Art (2005), among many others.

Mission Statement

The Museum for African Art is dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of African art and culture. The Museum is recognized worldwide as the pre–eminent organizer of exhibitions and publisher of books devoted exclusively to historical and contemporary African art.

The Museum for African Art is the center for discovering the arts of Africa, from classic to contemporary.

  • We collect, preserve and exhibit art that is as dynamic and diverse as the continent of Africa.
  • We cultivate an appreciation for Africa's historical and current impact on world culture.
  • We inspire respect for Africa and its people by building awareness and understanding of the arts, history, and heritage of Africa.
  • We bring diverse communities together and create opportunities for dialogue and experiential and interactive learning.

http://www.africanart.org

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George Gustav Heye Center, New York

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National Museum of the American Indian

http://www.nmai.si.edu/

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George Gustav Heye Center, New York

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National Museum of the American Indian

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Forbes Galleries
62 Fifth Avenue   New York City

http://www.forbesgalleries.com/

INTERNATIONAL ART JEWELRY
1895-1925

Jewelry Gallery, October 29, 2011 - March 17, 2012

 

broochTowards the end of the 19th century and in stark contrast to the dark and heavily ornamented world of the Victorian era, a new design aesthetic emerged. It was to survive for roughly 30 years until surpassed by the strong linearity of the Art Deco period. This new artistic direction emerged in many countries around the world although the impetus for it varied in each nation. It was at once a reaction against the strictures of the present and a look forward to the beginning of a new century, though it also incorporated references to the past.

Jewelry, like all of the decorative arts, provided the opportunity for exploration and experimentation, and often expanded the boundaries of mainstream design. The new art jewelry was initially meant to be worn and appreciated by a select group of people with artistic tastes, but as the movement’s popularity grew, commercial versions were produced increasing availability. Today, even the more commercial output is recognized for its elegant design and is widely collected.

The historical, political, and social events that influenced the change in design direction differed in each country, as did the materials, techniques, and motifs employed. And yet there is a common thread running through art jewelry of the early twentieth century that unites the movements. Referred to by a number of different names: Arts and Crafts (Great Britain, United States), Glasgow Style (Scotland), Art Nouveau (France, Belgium, United States), each was a search for a new design style.

The goal of this exhibition is to show both the enormous range of pieces made during this period as well as the relationship between the various art jewelry/design reform movements in many countries in the early 20th century.

We hope that by viewing many of these pieces together it will actually help to blur the lines…to show that they are part of a whole rather than distinctly separate movements or styles. The jewelry and objects in this show were created by artisans in many countries who were anxious to produce something fresh and new using their own backgrounds, experiences and skills. Forged with their imagination, evolving as they learned new techniques and improved in their skills, and sometimes incorporating a desire to make a political statement as well, we can view this as a larger body of work that moves us by its beauty, innovation and qualities unique to its time.

–Elyse Zorn Karlin, Guest Curator

 

Image: Morning Glory Brooch/Pendant, Marcus & Co., American c. 1900. Plique-à-jour, gold. Siegelson, New York.
 

 

 

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North Carolina

Charlotte

Mint Museum of Craft + Design - JonesGallery

Ornament As Art

Avant-Garde Jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection

Aesthetic Ambitions: Edward Lycett and Brooklyn’s Faience Manufacturing Company

Mint Museum Randolph

17 September 2011-26 February 2012
Bridges & Levine Galleries

During the 1880s, the Faience Manufacturing Company (1881‐1892) earned praise for producing ornamental ceramics that “surpassed everything previously produced in this country.” These bold and eclectic wares display a synthesis of Japanese, Chinese, and Islamic influences characteristic of the Aesthetic Movement style. The firm owed its artistic and commercial success to Edward Lycett, an English china painter who became its artistic director in 1884, having successfully practiced his craft after immigrating to New York City in 1861. Lycett reached his creative apogee at the Faience Manufacturing Company, where he experimented with ceramic bodies and glazes and designed opulent wares. He supervised a team of talented artists, including James Callowhill of the English firm Worcester Royal Porcelain, who decorated the vessels with exotic motives in vibrant hues and costly gold‐paste. Elite retailers on the East and West coasts, including Tiffany & Company, promoted the firm’s wares.

This exhibition will include more than 40 objects drawn from public and private collections. Plaques, plates, ewers, vases, and decorative wares will illustrate Lycett’s talent and adaptability to stylistic change over the course of his nearly 50‐year career. In addition, Lycett’s formula books, family photographs, and ephemera will further illuminate the life and work of this prominent figure in American ceramic history.

Attitude and Alchemy: The Metalwork of Gary Noffke

Mint Museum Uptown

Gorelick Gallery

ORNAMENT AS ART: Avant-Garde Jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection

Exhibition on view at the Mint Museum of Craft + Design

Chanel: Designs for the Modern Woman

Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC, through Dec. 31, 2011

http://www.mintmuseum.org

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Mint Museum of Art

http://www.themintmuseums.org/

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Cullowhee

Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum

http://www.carolinaarts.com/806westerncu.html

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Raleigh

Artspace
 
http://www.artspacenc.org/

North Carolina State University Gallery of Art & Design

http://gad.ncsu.edu/

The Gregg Museum of Arts and Science

Metalwork in the Permanent Collection of the Gregg Museum

As sculpture, jewelry, and functional objects, metal is the newest area of interest in the University’s collection. Recently the Gregg has presented work by prominent jeweler and designer Mary Ann Scherr and her daughter Sydney, while its exhibition Samuel Yellin: A Legacy in Iron presented the lifework of America’s most significant metalworker. In 2003, the Gregg hosted a lifelong retrospective exhibition by renowned North Carolina artist and East Carolina University professor Robert Ebendorf. In 2004, the Gregg again featured metalwork with the exhibitions Rings and Elizabeth Brim: Steel Magnolia. Through both gift and purchase, the Gregg seeks to acquire more prime examples of historic silver, brass, bronze and iron objects, as well as contemporary metal sculpture and jewelry in order to fulfill the Metals Collection’s goals.

http://gad.ncsu.edu/

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Ohio

Cleveland

The Cleveland Museum of Art

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Cincinnati

http://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org

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Columbus

Ohio Craft Museum

http://www.ohiocraft.org/exhibition_emerging.html

http://www.ohiocraft.org

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Toledo

The Toledo Museum of Art

Studio Art Jewelry

Tacoma Art Museum holds an important collection of studio art jewelry by Northwest artists. The collection includes key works by Mary Lee Hu, Ken Cory, Ron Ho, Ramona Solberg, Kiff Slemmons, and Nancy Worden.

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Ohio artist Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson (born 1940) combines traditional art materials with found and everyday objects to create enchanting two- and three-dimensional works of art. Densely packed with imagery and materials, her sculptural work is a cross between folk art, quilting, and high art.

A collection of more than 30,000 works of art ranks among the finest in the United States. In our more than 35 galleries, Sculpture Garden, and new Glass Pavilion, discover important, popular, and outstanding works of art, including paintings and sculptures by Bearden, Cézanne, Calder, Close, Cole, Degas, van Gogh, El Greco, Holbein, Kiefer, Matisse, Miró, Monet, Picasso, Rembrandt, Rubens, and Turner; masterworks from antiquity and Asia; decorative arts; and highlights from our renowned glass collection.

http://www.toledomuseum.org/

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma City

http://www.nationalcowboymuseum.org

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Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art

http://www.jewishmuseum.net/

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Oregon

Eugene

http://www.museumofcontemporarycraft.org

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Portland

The 2011 Season opens with an exhibition of objects from the Museum of Contemporary Craft demonstrating the beauty of utilitarian pieces.

http://www.maryhillmuseum.org/special.html

Museum of Contemporary Craft

The Museum’s collection also includes works in glass, metal, fiber and wood. With an emphasis on modest works – many created at the beginning of artists’ careers – the collection reflects the Museum’s role in the Northwest’s rich craft heritage.

The Gallery at Museum of Contemporary Craft is the premier showcase for fine craft in the Pacific Northwest. Located in The Pearl, Portland’s central cultural district, The Gallery represents artists working in ceramics, glass, wood, metal, fiber and mixed media. Here you’ll find the perfect handmade gift or an exquisite piece to add to your collection.

The Gallery represents over 100 regional and nationally noted artisans. Offerings include jewelry and accessories, bowls and vessels, sculptural works and functional wares. Talk with one of our staff to learn about the artists and their creations, ask about gift registry and national and international shipping.

Museum of Contemporary Craft
724 Northwest Davis Street
Portland, Oregon 97209

info@MuseumofContemporaryCraft.org

http://www.museumofcontemporarycraft.org

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Pennsylvania

Allentown

Allentown Art Museum

In 1973 the Allentown Art Museum purchased a room from a Prairie style house built by Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright's designs are closely related to the Arts and Crafts Movement from the early 20th Century, which emphasized traditional materials and simple designs. This tour offers decorative arts that compliment

http://www.allentownartmuseum.org

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Chadds Ford

Brandywine River Museum
Golden Impressions of Andrew Wyeth by Donald Pywell

http://www.brandywinemuseum.org/

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Erie

Erie Art Museum

http://www.erieartmuseum.org

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Philadelphia

Rodin Museum

Largest collection of Auguste Rodin sculptures outside France.

Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917) brought monumental public sculpture into the modern era. Though he was well acquainted with the academic traditions and idealized subjects of classical and Renaissance sculpture, Rodin's aim in his work was to be absolutely faithful to nature. His uncanny ability to convey movement and to show the inner feelings of the men and women he portrayed, the bravura of his light-catching modeling, and his extraordinary use of similar figures in different mediums, have established him as one of the greatest sculptors of all time.

The Rodin Museum was the gift of movie theater magnate Jules Mastbaum (American, 1872–1926) to the city of Philadelphia. Mastbaum began collecting works by Rodin in 1923 with the intent of founding a museum to enrich the lives of his fellow citizens. Just three years later, he had assembled the largest collection of Rodin's works outside Paris, including bronze castings, plaster studies, drawings, prints, letters, and books. In 1926, Mastbaum commissioned French architects Paul Cret and Jacques Gréber to design the Museum building and gardens. Unfortunately, the collector did not live to see his dream realized, but his widow honored his commitment to the city, and the Museum was inaugurated on November 29, 1929.

Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 22nd Street
P.O. Box 7646
Philadelphia, PA 19101-7646

http://rodinmuseum.org/

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

Recent museum acquisitions of 20th- and 21st-century hollowware, sculpture, and jewelry celebrate Philadelphia’s rich heritage in the field of metalwork.

Crane Arts Ice Box Project Space
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Shirley Klinghoffer and Sarah Hewitt travel the high road, transforming the warrior Humvee into a sculptural symbol of peaceful tranquility.

http://www.philartalliance.org/exhibits.htm

Museum Celebrates Philadelphia's Extensive Metalworking History with Exhibition of Sculpture and Jewelry

Philadelphia has a rich history of metalwork, and owes much of its early development to the industrial welders who helped shape the city during its settlement. The city has continued to rely on the skills of metalsmiths, who have gradually incorporated ornate design into functional works over the centuries. In conjunction with 800 metalsmiths arriving in Philadelphia for the 40th-annual conference of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) May 20 to 23, the Museum celebrates the city’s longstanding metalworking heritage with Wrought & Crafted: Jewelry and Metalwork 1900 to the Present, organized by Elisabeth Agro, the Nancy M. McNeil Associate Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts. The exhibition opens May 9 and runs through January 2010 in the North Auditorium Gallery.

Showcasing more than 50 works, Wrought & Crafted highlights the Museum’s extensive holdings of 20th- and 21st-century hollow-ware, sculpture and jewelry, documenting the development of metalwork over the past two centuries.

http://www.philamuseum.org

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Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection
December 13, 2011–March 4, 2012

This world-famous exhibition and the accompanying book reveal an intriguing story of American history and foreign policy as told through more than 200 of Secretary Albright’s pins. In 1994, Saddam Hussein’s government-controlled press referred to then-U.S. Ambassador to the UN Albright as an “unparalleled serpent.” She then wore a golden snake brooch to her next meeting on Iraq, beginning a career-long practice of using jewelry to convey and reinforce diplomatic messages. According to Albright, “jewelry had become part of my personal diplomatic arsenal.” Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection demonstrates the power of jewelry to communicate through a style and language all its own. This exhibition has been organized by the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Generous support for this exhibition was provided by Bren Simon and for the exhibition catalogue by St. John Knits.

RACE: Are We So Different?
September 28, 2013–April 27, 2014

RACE: Are we so different? is a groundbreaking exploration of the experience of living with race in America. The exhibition weaves together personal stories of living with race along with expert discussions of the history of race as a concept, the role that science has played in that history, and emerging research that challenges the foundations of what we perceive as race. Interactive multimedia components, historic artifacts, iconic objects, and compelling photographs offer visitors an eye-opening look at a topic that is fundamental to our shared human experience.

www.carnegiemuseums.org/

Carnegie Mellon University Regina Gouger Miller Gallery

http://millergallery.cfa.cmu.edu/

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Society for Contemporary Craft Satellite Gallery: One Mellon Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

http://www.contemporarycraft.org

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Reading

GoggleWorks

Steven Siegel: Wonderful Life

Cohen Gallery
http://www.goggleworks.org

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Willow Grove

info@langmangallery.com

Event hours:
Monday – Saturday, 10-9
Sunday 12-6

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Rhode Island

Providence

Rhode Island School of Design Museum of ArtSubject to Change: Art and Design in the Twentieth Century

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The new Paula and Leonard Granoff Galleries in the 1926 Radeke Building display masterworks of painting, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, drawings, photographs, costume, textiles and industrial design from 1900 to 2000, all drawn from the Museum's permanent collection. From the work of Henri Matisse and Frank Lloyd Wright to that of Andy Warhol, Lynda Benglis and Ettore Sottsass, the objects convey the last century's revolutionary changes in art and design, as well as the tremendous impact of technology.

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The Providence Jewelry Museum houses a broad representation of fine and fashion jewelry from the 18th century to the present.  Holdings also include samplings of related pieces, such as match safes, pen and fruit knives, card cases, dresser items and similar pieces. While some individual pieces may have literally "traveled the world," in many instances their origins lie in Providence and its environs. Heralded by the Museum as America's Jewelry Showplace, the Providence Jewelry Museum includes a broad collection of fine and fashion jewelry from the 18th century to the present.

www.risd.edu/museum

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South Carolina


Charleston

The Charleston Museum

Greenville

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Tennessee

Memphis

National Ornamental Metal Museum

September 16 - December 4, 2011

The Metal Museum is pleased to announce our Master Metalsmith for 2011 is Fred Fenster.

This exhibition will be comprised of hollowware and serving pieces made of pewter and some sterling silver. Half of the objects in the exhibition, mostly functional table pieces, vase forms, salt and pepper sets, pitchers, cups, etc., were all created recently and half of the objects are earlier works.
 

Fred will give a demonstration and a slide lecture during Repair Days weekend, along with the usual gallery and tech talk.

The National Ornamental Metal Museum is the only institution in the United States devoted exclusively to the preservation and promotion of fine metalwork. Unlike ordinary museums, it isn’t just a place where art is displayed; it’s a place where art is made. At the Metal Museum you can see works of art, see artists work, learn the craft and craft the art.

Thomasin Durgin: Ring-A-Day

September 1 - January 7, 2012

The Metal Museum is pleased to announce our new exhibition by Memphis artist, Thomasin Durgin. The exhibition will be located in the upstairs of our library building, which also houses our permanent collection.
 
Thomasin Durgin created one ring per day for the year 2010 and has been making rings weekly for 2011. Ranging from fashionable and wearable pieces to politically-charged conceptual works, the collection illustrates a broad range of metalworking skills and techniques. For more information about her project, visit her blog.
 
Thomasin Durgin received her MFA in Fibers from the Memphis College of Art in 2001. A collector of modernist silver jewelry, she was inspired to begin working with metal in 2007.  Her mixed metal jewelry is fabricated using traditional silversmithing techniques such as sawing, piercing, etching, soldering, and forging. Thomasin uses gems sparingly in her work, preferring the emphasis of form and space provided by different metals, textures, and patinas. For more information about Thomasin Durgin's work, visit her website.
 

Realizing the Neo-Palatial brings Metalsmith magazine’s annual Exhibition in Print to life at the Metal Museum. The Museum’s exhibition features opulent and lavish objects that share the splendor of the past but with timely twists and new materials. Metalsmith is a publication of The Society of North American Goldsmiths

Master Metalsmith: Fred Fenster (Sept 16 - Dec 4)

The Metal Museum is pleased to announce our Master Metalsmith for 2011 is Fred Fenster. This exhibition will be comprised of hollowware and serving pieces made of pewter and some sterling silver. Half of the objects in the exhibition, mostly functional table pieces, vase forms, salt and pepper sets, pitchers, cups, etc., were all created recently and half of the objects are earlier works. Fred will give a demonstration and a slide lecture during Repair Days weekend, along with the usual gallery and tech talk.

African Metal Weights (Dec 9, 2011 -March 4, 2012)

An exhibition from the Museum of Making in Canada, this exhibition features decorated metal weights. Prior to the 20th century, these weights were used in Ghana as currency. The Akan people conducted business with these “gold weights,” made of a copper alloy. These miniature works also refer to African proverbs and reflect the social and moral values of the Akan people.

Tributaries: Sarah Perkins (Dec 9, 2011 – Feb 19, 2012)

Sarah Perkins is the first of our Tributaries 2012 artists. As a maker of hollowware, she uses properties of the metal: the plasticity, the permanence and the dimensionality. As an enameler, she use properties of the glass: the preciousness, the texture and the color. In her work these properties function together to make a whole, with the two materials complementing and completing each other, rather than one being visually more important than the other. Her current work is primarily bowls and containers because she am interested in the social implications and uses of these forms. Subtle differences in shape affect the meaning of the piece dramatically: an open form is generous and a tighter one more austere and self-sufficient. Her exhibition will consist of lidded vessels. Sarah Perkins teaches at Missouri State University.

Tributaries: Chris Irick (Feb 24-April 22, 2012)

Chris Irick was born in 1970 in Santa Maria, California. She has both a BFA and MFA in jewelry and metalsmithing from Texas Tech University and UMASS Dartmouth, respectively. She has taught jewelry for many years in both college and adult education programs. She is currently an Associate Professor and the head of the jewelry program at Pratt MWP in Utica, New York. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including Metalsmith and American Craft magazines, as well as The Metalsmith’s Book of Boxes and Lockets, 500 Pendants & Lockets, 500 Brooches, 500 Bracelets, The Art and Craft of Making Jewelry, and The Penland Book of Jewelry. Her work has been exhibited nationally and is included in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Enamelist Society (March 9-June 3, 2012)

Alchemy, a term that refers to a seemingly magical power of transmutation as well as the ancient chemical philosophy of turning base metal into gold or silver, can apply to enamel as it is magically transformed by heat. The 13th BiennialInternational Juried Enamel Exhibition and 9th International Juried Student Enamel Exhibition, sponsored by The Enamelist Society, highlights the best in contemporary enamels produced in the last 2 years. The International Juried Exhibition showcases the work of enamelists that demonstrate aesthetic and technical expertise.

Tributaries: Lauren Kalman (April 27-June 24, 2012)

Lauren Kalman is a visual artist whose practice is invested in installation, video, photography and performance. Through her work she investigates perspectives of beauty, body image, value, and consumer culture. Raised in the Midwest, Kalman completed her MFA in Art from the Ohio State University and earned a BFA with a focus in metals from the Massachusetts College of Art. She exhibits and lectures internationally, currently teaching as an adjunct professor at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. Her work was featured in last year's Metalsmith Magazine exhibition, Exhibitions in Print: Realizing the Neo-Palatial.

Virgil England (June 8 – Sept 2, 2012)

The knife-designer and artist Virgil England, who lives in Anchorage/Alaska, is a visionary in several respects. As a talented artisan and smith he creates unique knife-and weapon objects which, at the same time, are perfectly interwoven with figurative allusions and details. All his works are part of the environment of a fantastic place which he calls “Het Lands”, a place sometime in the universe where an archaic civilisation is confronted with the apparition of the “Seth Daemon”. But also actual antique eras inspired him to these fantastic ideas and to exactly these pieces of work. In 2004, he designed the “Empire Sword”, a series of Yatagan swords with reference to the powerful ancient Iranian kingdom of the Achaemenidic kings Cyrus and Darius, approximately 2600 years ago. Since the 1970s, Virgil England worked as a knife maker and started to increase his interest in intricate, multipartited projects of art. However, he never abandoned the knife blade.

Tributaries:Marlene True (June 29- Aug 26, 2012)

Marlene received her B.F.A from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and M.F.A. in metals from East Carolina University. She is currently Program Director for Pocosin Arts' Metal Arts Business Program in Columbia, NC. She has taught workshops and given lectures at colleges, universities and art centers including Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and Craft Alliance in St. Louis. Her work is in various collections throughout the US and most recently the Museum of Arts and Design in New York the Enamel Arts Foundation in Los Angeles, CA and The Racine Museum of Art in Racine Wisconsin.

 

Sculpture Garden

A growing outdoor sculpture garden features work by internationally recognized metalsmiths from the Artist Blacksmith’s Associations of North America and Great Britain.  Other outdoor sculpture has either been donated by the makers or purchased with restricted gifts from individuals and corporations.

374 Metal Museum Drive
Memphis, Tennessee  38106

http://www.metalmuseum.org/

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Nashville

Frist Center for the Visual Arts

http://www.fristcenter.org/

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Smithville

Appalachian Center for Craft
Gallery One

Gallery & Exhibitions

The Craft Center is home to one of the premier retailers of fine craft in the Southeast. We feature contemporary and traditional fine craft by Craft Center artists and 100+ regional craft artists. The Craft Center hosts up to 25 exhibitions annually. Shows range from the works of regional, national and international contemporary craft artists, to our faculty, resident artists and student BFA exhibitions.

Amanda Stark
 
August 15 - September 29, 2011

The Astral and Terraqueous

Metal and GlassAmanda_Stark-_Zephyr

This exhibition is an exploration into the fantastical world of imaginary scientific exploration by the means of handmade objects. This "Wunderkammer" (wonder-room) of unusual but jewel-like ornaments evokes a thoughtfulness and inquisitive nature from the viewer while also exploring the purpose and science behind the works. Each piece suggests or resembles instruments of astronomy, oenology or chemistry by the various materials used and the antiquated formed structures. Glass encasing and metal etchings add a mystery and wonderment to the work while also remaining true to the scientific value. The instruments give a late 19th century or Victorian era feel, which also allow the objects to seem outdated and futuristic for its time, lost, but also delicate to the touch. It is an exhibition of wonder and deception, and of course, a cabinet of curiosities.

 

Jay Song
September 19 - October 27, 2011

Spectator

Metal/Mixed Media

This work attempts to re-focus the everyday encounters of our interaction with each other and remind us the dismissal of everyday life.  The main material, Han-Ji,  used as door and window screen paper which can last over 1,000 years, to reflect the layers of simplicity and complexity of everyday life.

The pieces in the exhibition are not outright narratives, though they suggest a quietness that is, at its essence, personal.  These works are not meant to isolate specific meanings, but rather suggest a moment of thought where stillness, beauty, and illumination can peacefully coexist.  The exhibition is composed of wall installations and sculptural jewelry that contains suggestion of wearability

At the Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University (TTU), our students explore diverse options in professional craft studies. The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is the centerpiece of the Craft Center's academic programs.  

The Craft Center promotes excellence in American craft by teaching tradition and innovation in technique, concept and design. We provide access to the highest quality craft education, professional artists, and career opportunities.

We offer our students the option of five Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or Craft Certificate concentrations: clay, fibers, glass, metals and wood. Our BFA program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Workshop Programs

Over 75 workshops are offered each year in blacksmithing, clay, fibers, glass, metals and wood. Evening classes are January-March & September-November; weekend classes are available in May & September; 6-day intensive workshops are offered during June & July. Please chek back for more information regarding the fall 2010 workshop.

http://www.tntech.edu/craftcenter/home/

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Texas

Austin

Art On 5th
1501 W. 5th Street
Austin, Texas 78703
http://www.arton5th.com/events.php

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Dallas

Preservation Dallas

http://www.preservationdallas.org/

Dallas Museum of Art 

We offer an array of sculpture, goblets, jewelry, scent bottles, paperweights, platters, wall art, and many other treasures, large and small. Featuring an ever-changing selection of outstanding and innovative work by over 300 contemporary glass artists.

http://www.dallasmuseumofart.org/

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Denton

Greater Denton Arts Council

http://www.dentonarts.com/

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El Paso

El Paso Museum of Art

Arbol De La Vida

Margarita Cabrera (American, 1973 - )
Arbol de la Vida: John Deere Model 790, 2007
Ceramic, slip paint and steel hardware
Courtesy of the artist

Margarita Cabrera
August 28 – August 4, 2013
Patricia and Jonathan Rogers Grand Lobby

Margarita Cabrera
For the next two years, from August 2011 until August 2013, the El Paso Museum of Art will feature eleven artworks from the last ten years by the Monterrey, Mexico born artist Margarita Cabrera. Cabrera first became known for her soft-sculptures of commercial products such as coffeemakers and blenders manufactured at US-owned maquiladoras in Mexico to serve as reminders of the labor involved. In time Cabrera’s concern for the role of laborers who build American products outside the United States outgrew her interest in the objects themselves, and she began to organize projects that involved the work of artisans from immigrant communities. Cabrera’s Arbol de la Vida John Deere Model 790 is the result of a project involving the creation of a life-size replica of a John Deere tractor in clay, the "tree of life" for many workers in the agricultural community. Cabrera's cross-cultural perspective allows her artistic practice to involve the political, social and emotional aspects of two distinct, yet closely connected cultures. Cabrera lives and works in El Paso.

http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org/

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Houston

Houston Museum of Fine Arts

100 Highlights
of the MFAH

Arts of Asia

The MFAH collections of art from China, India, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia reflect Houston’s diverse communities. Ancient and contemporary works are displayed together to create innovative juxtapositions.

ALBERT PALEY
American, born 1944
Double Fibula Brooch
1968
Gold, silver, bronze, pearls, moonstone, and Madagascar labradorite

Albert Paley is one of the world’s foremost metalworkers, with a career spanning more than four decades. Paley made jewelry for an incredibly prolific 10 years, during which he set new standards for American jewelry with his large-scale, humanistic, technically superior, and ornamental works designed to work with the body, not merely to decorate it.

SICAN
Peru, north coast
Mask
800-1350
Gold
 
Arts of the South Pacific
The collection of art from the islands of the South Pacific Ocean—including New Zealand and Australia—demonstrates how the presence of the sea has shaped these peoples and their art.

English Taste: The Art of Dining in the Eighteenth Century

Sep 17, 2011 - Jan 29, 2012

The 18th-century English dinner table was a feast for the eyes. In order to impress their guests and assure them that they were dining amid fashionable people of consequence, hosts served sumptuous dishes, adorned with towering sugar constructions and amusing trompe l'oeil (fool-the-eye) jellies of playing cards or bacon and eggs, all on exquisite silver and porcelain.

http://www.mfah.org

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Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

http://www.crafthouston.org/

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Oessa

Ellen Noël Art Museum

http://www.noelartmuseum.org/

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San Antonio

San Antonio Museum of Art
(210) 978-8100;
info@samuseum.org

Sep. 23 — Nov. 28, 2011
Southwest School of Art & Craft, San Antonio, Texas
http://www.swschool.org

Intricate, decorative sculptures of glass and metal, resembling objects in a science lab, stir the imagination with suggestions of functionality.

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Virginia

Richmond

VMFA - Virginia Museum of Fine Art

Faberge Revealed

Jul 09, 2011  – Oct 02, 2011   New Market Gallery

The name Fabergé evokes images of luxury, bejeweled splendor, and the last glittering days of the doomed royal family of Russia. The exquisite objects created by Peter Karl Faberge and his studio in the late 19th and early 20th -centuries for the aristocracy and nobility of imperial Russia are considered to be some of the most refined examples of the jeweler’s art of any age. The array of enameled picture frames and clocks, gold cigarette cases and cane tops, hardstone animals and flowers in rock crystal vases, and ruby encrusted brooches and boxes still provoke the same awe and fascination today that they did when displayed in the windows of Faberge’s stores in St Petersburg, Moscow and London.  Of greatest fascination are the extraordinary Easter eggs created as special commissions for the Russian royal family and other notable patrons — works that remain unparalleled in their ingenuity of construction and sheer beauty.

As well as the 300 plus objects in the VMFA collection, the exhibition will include almost 150 loan objects, drawn primarily from three significant US-based collections.  The Hodges Family Collection has been assembled by Virginia-native Daniel Hodges witihin the last two decades and demonstrates how the collecting of Faberge remains active and vital in the current age. Highlights of the collection include the Imperial Bismarck Box and the Coiling Serpent Paperweight. Under the title Collecting Fabergé Today the Hodge’s collection will be presented as a fascinating coda to the Fabergé Revealed exhibition.

http://www.vmfa.state.va.us/Default.aspx

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Richmond, Virginia

The Council of the Museum of Fine Arts presents 16 premier East Coast jewelers in the newly expanded Richmond museum.

Fabergé Revealed

Jul 09, 2011 – Oct 02, 2011
NewMarket Gallery

The name Fabergé is synonymous with refined craftsmanship, jeweled luxury, and the last days of the doomed Russian imperial family. The array of enameled picture frames and clocks, gold cigarette cases and cane tops, hardstone animals and flowers in rock crystal vases, and ruby encrusted brooches and boxes continue to fascinate viewers as they did when first displayed in the windows of Fabergé’s stores in St. Petersburg, Moscow, and London. 

VMFA will feature the largest collection of Fabergé in the United States. The exhibition, Fabergé Revealed, includes more than 500 objects and will be at VMFA July 9 – October 2. The Russian jeweler Karl Fabergé crafted objects for the Russian imperial family in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including specially commissioned Easter eggs. VMFA’s collection, the largest public collection of Fabergé outside of Russia, includes five of the thirteen Russian imperial Easter eggs that are in the United States.

In addition to showcasing VMFA’s extensive Fabergé collection, the exhibition will feature loans from three important private collections. The collection of Matilda Geddings Gray of Louisiana has loaned its rare Napoleonic Egg and its celebrated Imperial Lilies of the Valley Basket. More than twenty noteworthy loans from the Arthur and Dorothy McFerrin Foundation Collection include the elegant Nobel Ice Egg and the spectacular Empress Josephine Tiara. Additionally, in a complementary exhibition of the Hodges Collection, more than 100 pieces will come from the family collection of Virginia-born Daniel Hodges, including the historic Bismark Box and the monumental Coiled Serpent Paperweight

Jean Schlumberger

Jul 30, 2011  – Nov 18, 2011Focus Galleries 1 & 2

Palm Tree

This exhibition features more than 30 lavish and fantastical examples of jewelry and decorative objects by the French designer Jean Schlumberger (1907 – 1987).

Inspired by natural forms and his own surrealist vision, Schlumberger served as a vice president of Tiffany & Co. for over 30 years, producing some of the firm’s most sought-after jewelry designs of the 20th century. In addition to incorporating a wide variety of precious stones and metals into his innovative designs, Schlumberger also revived traditional techniques such as pailloné enamel.


http://www.vmfa.museum/council

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Virginia Beach

Contemporary Art Center of Virginia

2200 parks avenue | virginia beach, va | 757.425.0000

http://www.cacv.org/

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Washington, DC

Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Institution—the world's largest museum and research complex—
includes 19 museums and galleries and the National Zoological Park.

Note: Additional Smithsonian exhibitions and events can be found in the S. Dillon Ripley Center on the National Mall.

 

Natural History Museum

Hope Diamond in Its New Temporary Setting

through November 18, 2011

 

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic donation of the Hope Diamond and the museum's centennial, the museum is exhibiting for the first time ever the Hope Diamond in a new temporary setting called "Embracing Hope." This setting, designed by master craftsmen at Harry Winston Inc., was selected by the American public in an online vote, sponsored by Smithsonian Channel, with the participation of more than 100,000 people. Set in platinum, the new design surrounds the legendary deep-blue diamond with an extraordinary 340 baguette diamonds and took more than eight months to create. The Hope Diamond will be returned to its historic setting in 2011

 

http://www.si.edu/Exhibitions/Details/Hope-Diamond-in-Its-New-Temporary-Setting-4623

 

http://www.si.edu/Exhibitions

 

Smithsonian American Art Museum

1934: A New Deal For Artists

Traveling exhibit - check the website to see if this exhibit is coming near you!

http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2009/1934/#

http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/traveling_exhibitions/

http://americanart.si.edu/

Ancient Chinese Jades and Bronzes                                                                                                                
November 20, 2010 - Permanent

Freer Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington DC

Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels

Craft2Wear Show

Smithsonian Renwick Gallery

New: The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946

Permanent Collection

The permanent collection of the Renwick Gallery, a branch of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, features contemporary American crafts in glass, ceramics, metal, wood, and fiber. Highlights include:

http://www.si.edu/visit/whatsnew/renwk.asp

Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian

National Building Museum

http://www.craft2wear.smithsonian.org

Luce Foundation Center for American Art

The Luce Foundation Center is made possible through a generous gift of the Henry Luce Foundation. Here, you will discover thirty-five hundred paintings, sculptures, miniatures, craft objects, and folk art pieces from the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

BroochBroochCuff BraceletEarrings

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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Bead Museum

Programs Nashville

The majority of the programs affiliated with the museum will continue as activities of The Bead Society of Greater Washington.
http://www.beadmuseumdc.org/

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Corcoran Gallery

American Bronzes from the Corcoran Gallery of Art

This installation of more than 30 bronze sculptures from the Corcoran’s world-renowned collection of American art highlights works dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries by such masters of the medium as Elie Nadelman, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and Alexander Phimister Proctor (sculptor of Washington’s Buffalo Bridge)Works by women sculptors are a particular strength of the Corcoran’s collection, including those by Harriet. Whitney Frishmuth, Abastenia St. Leger Eberle, Anna Hyatt Huntington, and Bessie Potter Vonnoh. The exhibition also features popular favorites such as western bronzes by Frederic Remington, a Civil War group by John Rogers, and sculptures by artists better known for their paintings, such as Thomas Eakins and John Singer Sargent.

Sculpture from the Mouse House: The Olga Hirshhorn Collection at the Corcoran
on view now

Even before her marriage to one of the most astute art collectors of the 20th century, Olga Hirshhorn had long been accumulating objects on her own. While her first collections consisted of hats, hair combs, furniture, and jewelry, they pointed the way to her lifelong commitment to art. She is a passionate collector with an extraordinary breadth of interest in small scale objects at the forefront of artistic thought or steeped in traditional culture, from artists both renowned and little-known. From Cypriot, African, and pre-Columbian antiquities to sculpture, paintings, and works on paper by contemporary masters, Hirshhorn has amassed a treasure trove of primarily small and domestic-scale objects that demonstrates her searching, critical eye and sensitivity to a wide range of forms and styles.

Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

http://www.corcoran.org/

Smithsonian - Renwick Gallery

The museum's Renwick Gallery is home to the nation's premier collection of American studio craft and contemporary decorative arts. The permanent collection features works in all of the craft media—glass, ceramic, wood, fiber, and metal—as well as mixed media objects. Jewelry and studio furniture make up a significant part of the collection. Highlights include works by Wendell Castle, Robert Ebendorf, and Albert Paley. Larry Fuente's Game Fish (right), an assemblage of game pieces in the form of a trophy fish, is a favorite among Renwick visitors.

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Washington

Seattle

Washington State Convention Center

2011 Biennial Exhibition April 13 – July 10, 2011

http://pmacraftshow.org/application/

Seattle Art Museum
Transmutations: Material Reborn

Facere Jewelry Art Gallery

http://www.facerejewelryart.com/exhibit.php?id=34

Other information:
An exhibition celebrating 27 international jewelry artists who transform plastics (materials that include resin, latex, rubber, vinyl, and thermoplastics) into wearable art.

There are pieces meant for everyday adornment, and pieces meant to make a statement. There is jewelry produced by using high technology Computer Aided Design or CAD and Rapid Prototyping - 3-dimensional printing in ABS Plastic. There is jewelry made of plastic Lego toy parts and jewelry made of found objects in varied combinations. This show will be traveling to the Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, Texas in March for the 2010 SNAG conference. From there it will travel to Seattle to Facere Gallery, then to Gallery Loupe in Montclair, NJ.

Seattle Art Museum Downtown
1300 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-2003
206.654.3100

http://www.seattleartmuseum.org

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Bellevue

Michael Cooper
A Sculptural Odyssey, 1968 - 2011

July 12 - October 9, 2011
Michael Cooper: A Sculptural Odyssey, 1968 - 2011


Michael Cooper, How the West was Won, How the West was Lost (work in progress)  Photo: Michael Chase

Bellevue Arts Museum

Cathy McClure: Midway
May 26, 2011 - January 22, 2012

Cathy McClure: Midway

Made for Bellevue Arts Museum's Klorfine Family Gallery, Midway is Cathy McClure's largest installation to date, featuring a 10' tall ferris wheel and motorized carousel, as well as many of McClure's signature "bots."

A Seattle-based artist, Midway is McClure's first showing in the Northwest in five years, marking a return to the local stage.

Lisa Gralnick, The Gold Standard Part III: Military Brooch, 1940

Lisa Gralnick: The Gold Standard

Think Twice: New Latin American Jewelry

May 26 - October 16, 2011

Martacarmela Sotelo (Mexico)
Roots, 2010
Necklace
Nopal fiber, stainless steel wire coated with nylon

Think Twice is the first comprehensive overview of contemporary art jewelry from Latin America to be seen in the United States, showcasing more than 125 works by over 50 artists from 23 countries.

Objects of adornment have played a significant role throughout Latin America's history, from the spiritually potent jewelry of the pre-Columbians to the eye-catching ornaments worn by Mexican drug gangs to advertise their status and menace.

The exhibition encompasses a passion for jewelry within a new generation of artists from Central & South America and the Caribbean Islands, who are working outside the field's conventions, examining how this complex relationship with physical adornment evolved – and why.

REMAINING LINE-UP FOR 2011

Michael Cooper: A Sculptural Odyssey, 1968 - 2010
July 12 - October 9, 2011

Travelers: Objects of Dream and Revelation
August 26 - December 31, 2011

http://www.bellevuearts.org

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Bellingham

Whatcom Museum of History and Art:

http://www.whatcommuseum.org/

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Tacoma

Tacoma Art Museum

Studio Art Jewelry

Tacoma Art Museum holds an important collection of studio art jewelry by Northwest artists. The collection includes key works by Mary Lee Hu, Ken Cory, Ron Ho, Ramona Solberg, Kiff Slemmons, and Nancy Worden.

Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
253.272.4258

http://www.tacomaartmuseum.org

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Wisconsin

Fish Creek

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Milwaukee

Milwaukee Art Museum

http://www.mam.org/

http://www.tacomaartmuseum.org

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Racine

The Racine Art Museum

Racine Art Museum
441 Main Street
Racine, Wisconsin
http://www.ramart.org/

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Sheboygan

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

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Pump House Regional Arts Center

Bling
http://www.thepumphouse.org/

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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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