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USA exhibits from Louisiana to Washington are listed below. 
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Meesterlijk, 2011
SIERAAD Art Fair,Amsterdam,3-6 November 2011
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

Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs

Opens April 12th, 2013

From nearly a century following their inception in 1851, world’s fairs were the most important vehicles for debuting advancements in modern living and democratizing design. The decorative arts they showcased were the physical manifestation of the progressive, economic, and technological ideals embodied in the fairs. Inventing the Modern World explores the ingenuity and diversity of decorative arts made for world’s fairs, from the London Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations in 1851 to the New York World’s Fair in 1939. Impermanent as the exhibitions were, decorative arts are among the only surviving elements

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 of New Orleans - CAC35

http://www.cacno.org/

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Ogden Museum of Southern Art
University of New Orleans

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

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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.

www.artbma.org

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Massachusetts

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

What is a gem? "Jewels, Gems, and Treasures: Ancient to Modern," the first exhibition in the Museum's new Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation Gallery, examines the various roles and meanings associated with a wide range of gem materials. Drawn from the MFA’s collection and select loans, these range from a 24th-century BC Nubian conch shell amulet, to Mary Todd Lincoln’s 19th-century diamond and gold suite, to a 20th-century platinum, diamond, ruby, and sapphire Flag brooch honoring the sacrifices of the Doughboys in World War I.

http://www.mfa.org

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Brockton
Fuller Craft Museum
 

Adornments & Delights: Five Jewelers Courting Nature
February 17, 2013 - June 16, 2013

 

Fuller Craft is proud to present five extraordinary jewelers who are highly accomplished and nationally recognized artists. Susan Hamlet, Linda Kindler Priest, Claire Sanford, Mary Hughes, and Caro-Gray Bosca. This exhibition focuses on their unique voices exploring nature.
The show contains 67 pieces of jewelry, including an exquisite collar by Linda Kindler Priest fit for a Pharaoh. In addition to jewelry, there will be silver hollowware by Hamlet, as well as sculpture by Claire Sanford from Fuller Craft’s own permanent collection.

Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak Street
Brockton, MA 02301

http://fullercraft.org/

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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.

 http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/

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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

A Handsome Cupboard of Plate: Early American Silver in the Cahn Collection

Saturday, December 1, 2012—Sunday, March 24, 2013
Cargill Gallery (103)
Free Exhibition
 

The cupboard of early American domestic and presentation silver assembled by Paul and Elissa Cahn over some thirty years is unified by strong design, fine craftsmanship, and awareness on the part of the collectors for both the course of American history and the history of the craft in the colonies.

CHUTZPAH! Contemporary Judaica at the MIA

Saturday, July 14, 2012—Sunday, July 21, 2013
Harold and Mickey Smith Gallery of Jewish Art and Culture (G362)
Free Exhibition
 

In The Joys of Yiddish, author Leo Rosten defines chutzpah to mean, "gall, brazen nerve, effrontery, incredible 'guts,' presumption plus arrogance such as no other word and no other language can do justice to." Breaking with Jewish tradition in ritual art certainly requires some chutzpah, but for contemporary artists and designers the risk can result in exciting new forms of Judaica.

Women in Craft and Design

Saturday, July 28, 2012—Sunday, July 20, 2014
Wells Fargo Center
Free Exhibition

Since the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century, women have been an active force in craft and design. The movement's predominant aim was to produce beautifully designed and well-made objects for everyday use. The democratic ambitions of Arts and Crafts appealed to female artists who were encouraged not only to participate, but also to lead. The innovation and creation of these early female modernists continues today, with original handcrafted objects and utilitarian works of art designed for mass production.

Drawing from the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, this exhibition at the Wells Fargo Center in downtown Minneapolis showcases the talents of women in the fields of industrial design and craft. Examples of industrial design come from a diverse array of pioneering women, including British silver designer Kate Harris, American inventor Marion Weeber, and lifelong designer Eva Zeisel, who recently passed away at the age of 105. Works by contemporary craft artists include vessels by British ceramicist Jennifer Lee, American wood artist Virginia Dotson, and local artist Jan McKeachie-Johnson. Combined, this selection of objects highlights the creativity and skill women have used to transform everyday objects into fascinating and beautiful works of art.

 

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.

http://www.artsmia.org/

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Mississippi

Jackson

Mississippi Museum of Art

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

St. Louis Art Museum


http://www.slam.org/

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Craft Alliance

Tammie Rubin [Delmar Loop]
April 5-May 5, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 6-8pm
Exhibition in the Charak Gallery featuring the work of Tammie Rubin

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

 

http://hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu/

 

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New Jersey

Closter

Belskie Museum of Art and Science

Ways of Seeing, Five Contemporary Sculptures
Feb. - March 3, 2013

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.tasoc.org/galleries

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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

Tiaras to Toe Rings,Asian Ornaments  Now on View

Overview

Throughout human history, the human body has served as a primary canvas onto which each individual and every society strives to distinguish beauty, wealth, social status and personal tastes. Despite sharing the same basic physical space, there is an astounding variety in what different societies emphasize for personal adornment.  The value placed on the types of materials used as well as the manner in which those materials decorate the body reveal a splendor of diversity around the world.

Explore the wonders of jewelry as a window into better understanding extensive trading networks, disparate geographies and diverse cultural viewpoints of numerous nations of Asia both past and present.
   
http://www.newarkmuseum.org/

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Rahway

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Santa Fe

Museum of International Folk Art

http://www.moifa.org

 

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

710 Camino Lejo off Old Santa Fe Trail
http://miaclab.org/events

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Las Cruces

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New York

Hudson

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East Hampton

http://www.longhouse.org

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Brooklyn

Brooklyn Museum


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

Russel Wright: The Nature of Design

Curated by Donald Albrecht and Dianne Pierce

August 29 — December 16, 2012
January 23 — March 10, 2013
Morgan Anderson, Howard Greenberg Family, and Corridor Galleries

Opening reception: Saturday, February 2, 2013, 5–7 pm

Fields of Vision: Work by SUNY New Paltz Art Faculty
Curated by Carl van Brunt
Morgan Anderson Gallery, Howard Greenberg Family Gallery, and Corridor Gallery

April 13 – June 23, 2013

http://www.newpaltz.edu/museum/

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New York City

Museum of Arts and Design
2 COLUMBUS CIRCLE    
NEW YORK, NY    10019  

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.

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.

Daniel Brush: Blue Steel Gold Light

October 16, 2012 - February 17, 2013

 
Artist…writer…professor…Daniel Brush is a renaissance man-his exceptional sculpture, paintings, and objects are the tangible documents of an amazing mind, an acute and perceptive eye, and a master craftsman's hands. In 2012, the Museum of Arts and Design will present Daniel Brush: Blue Steel Gold Light, a truly once-in-a-lifetime exhibition of the work of this creative genius. For the first time, Brush's work in painting and drawing will be shown alongside his works of sculpture, objects, and jewelry. The exhibition-comprising examples of his earliest granulated jewelry, a selection of his most significant steel and gold tablet and wall sculptures, examples of his large-scale paintings, and sculptural jewels made from Bakelite, aluminum, steel, and precious gems-will be installed in both of MAD's 2nd floor galleries, the first time a single living artist has commanded that entire floor.

MAD exists at the blur zone between art, design, and craft today-much as Daniel Brush himself, whose passions encompass the visual arts, philosophy, science, literature, and poetry. Over the past forty years, Brush has created a body of work unparalleled in contemporary art-from large-scale canvases and drawings to domed boxes encrusted with gold granules so tiny they must be applied with a one-haired brush. The artist's works, no matter the medium, are always an extension of his mind and heart-whether that reflects his day-to-day life or one of his many intellectual pursuits.

His career began with painting and teaching. Then, forty years ago, to balance the intensity of his paintings, Brush began to work in gold and various metals as a diversion. Today the two sides are parallel and share equal weight in his mind and work. There are periods in which he is totally occupied with painting, and reciprocally, there are long stretches in which the three dimensional work is all consuming. His paintings and drawings do not fit the canon of "American art," yet are clearly produced by a post-World War II American painter. These large works resemble written passages; astonishingly delicate ink or paint lines are scribed over and over across the surface, recording not only a trance-like remembrance or study of Brush's focus but also his breathing. His small-size sculptures in steel and pure gold are large-scale ethereal expressions of a pure spirit, and yet somehow clearly grounded. "I like that painters searched for the 'heroic sublime.' I like the idea that writers talk about voice."

Brush's life and work are inseparable. Depending on one's point of view, he either lives in his studio, or works in his home. His days are organized around a ritual of activities that have evolved over the years, necessary to achieve his almost meditative working state. Much has been said of his hours of sweeping the studio floor, or his eating the same food everyday for years. Brush's obsessions range from his studies of the 14th century Noh theatre to investigations into 5000 types of steel. From pure gold to pure cotton duck to aero space metal fact sheets, these materials are the companions to his language of expression.

His contemplative practices inform his work, and Daniel Brush expects that spirit of mindfulness to transfer to those who collect his meticulously wrought work. His collectors who have discovered the artist despite his fiercely reclusive nature comprise Brush's family worldwide. To collect one of his works is to begin a lifelong relationship with the artist; one does not "own" a piece by Daniel Brush so much as serve as its caretaker. Famous for reclaiming his pieces temporarily-and reworking them to express a transformative moment he recently experienced-Brush's singular devotion to his pieces extends to his collectors, for whom he hopes his work will serve as the poetry of reflection.

Daniel Brush: Blue Steel Gold Light will be the first comprehensive exhibition exploring the breadth and depth of the artist's career by presenting his artistic vision holistically. MAD believes that Brush's work, which most often goes directly from his studio to private collections, deserves to be seen by a much larger public. Through this work, visitors will be invited to explore the visual, technical, spiritual, and intellectual unity that pervades Brush's oeuvre.

Daniel Brush: Blue Steel Gold Light is accompanied by a profusely illustrated four-color publication that will not only stand alone, but continue to be appreciated as a work of art in its own right long after the exhibition has concluded. This will not be a standard art historical monograph but a volume designed by internationally renowned graphic designer Takaaki Matsumoto, with photographs taken by the designer himself. Essay authors include physician and professor of neurology and psychiatry Dr. Oliver Sacks, Columbia University; poet and professor of English, Saskia Hamilton, Barnard College; poetry editor Paul Keegan of Faber & Faber; Brett Littman, Executive Director of The Drawing Center; and David Revere McFadden, curator of the exhibition and Chief Curator of the Museum of Arts and Design.

Daniel Brush: Blue Steel Gold Light is made possible through the generous support of Siegelson, New York, with additional support from Christie's, Van Cleef & Arpels, Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller, an anonymous collector, and a group of private collectors.
 

http://madmuseum.org/

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Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

While the museum is undergoing its redesign, several Cooper-Hewitt exhibitions are traveling across the country.

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Museum of the City of New York

Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced
Opens Mar 22, 2013

Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced is the first major examination of the work of the designer The New York Times called in 1977 the “brightest star of American fashion.” It looks at the period spanning the 1970s when Stephen Burrows’s meteoric rise to fame made him not only the first African-American designer to gain international stature, but a celebrated fashion innovator whose work helped define the look of a generation. With vibrant colors, metallic fabrics, and slinky silhouettes that clung to the body, Burrows’s danceable designs generated a vibrant look that was of a piece with the glamorous, liberated nightlife of the era. Through photographs, drawings, and original garments, the exhibition will trace Burrows’s evolution from creating eclectic looks for his friends in the 1960s to his work with the chic 57th Street retailer Henri Bendel to the floor of Studio 54, as he dressed such 70s style icons as Cher, Liza Minnelli, and Diana Ross.

http://www.mcny.org/

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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/event-calendar

www.craftcouncil.org

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

Turkmen Jewelry from the Collection of Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf

October 9, 2012–February 24, 2013

PUNK: Chaos to Couture

May 9–August 11, 2013

http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions

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Museum of Modern Art - MOMA

http://www.moma.org/

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Museum for African Art

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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National Museum of the American Indian

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

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Forbes Galleries
62 Fifth Avenue   New York City

Out of this World! Jewelry in the Space Age 

Coming Soon to the Jewelry Gallery: March 16 - September 7, 2013:

Depictions of bodies in outer space have appeared in jewelry since ancient times. The influence of the space race beginning in the late 1950s had a major impact on jewelry design and continues to do so today. This exhibition will trace space images in jewelry from the Georgian period through today and will include fine and costume jewelry from the 1960s through the present, jewelry being made by contemporary studio artists influenced by space, jewelry made from materials created by NASA for space exploration, jewelry with materials that came from space and jewelry flown in space by astronauts and more. A great exhibition to bring the whole family.

Curated by Elyse Zorn Karlin, Co-Director of the Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts. 

http://www.forbesgalleries.com/

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North Carolina

Charlotte

Mint Museum of Craft + Design -

http://www.mintmuseum.org


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Cullowhee

Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum

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

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Raleigh

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://www.ncsu.edu/gregg/exhibitions.html

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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

May 5 – June 23, 2013
Best of 2013
This is Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s annual juried exhibition of works by members, featuring ceramics, glass, wood, metal, fiber and mixed media.

http://www.ohiocraft.org

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Toledo

The Toledo Museum of Art

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

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Portland

Museum of Contemporary Craft

Soundforge

May 16, 2013 – September 21, 2013

Curated by: Anna Walker

Soundforge continues the Museum’s SoundCraft series with a multimedia installation, the result of a two-year collaboration between metalsmith Gabriel Craig and composer Michael Remson. The installation combines video, audio, and sculptural elements in an interactive piece that explores forging metal as an act of fabrication and percussion. Audiences are invited to use custom hand-carved wooden mallets to play hand-forged steel keyed instruments. As each key is tuned to complement the musical score, it is through striking the keys that viewers successfully engage and complete the work.

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

http://www.museumofcontemporarycraft.org
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Pennsylvania

Allentown

Allentown Art Museum

Stephen Althouse: The Tools

Sun, 12/16/2012 - Sun, 05/12/2013

A resident of Rebersburg, Pennsylvania, Stephen Althouse developed a passion for Amish artifacts and culture during his childhood in rural Bucks County. This exhibition features photographs of handmade tools called Die Waerkzeichen, in Pennsylvania Dutch—that are attributes of Amish humility and simplicity. In his work, Althouse drapes the tools with shrouds to create cryptic assemblages.

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/exhibitions/current

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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

 
Now Through March 2013
Taking cues from the Dada movement and from the work of Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti, Cy Twombly (American, 1928– 2011) created poetic objects whose serene white surfaces and allusive forms seem to recall remote worlds of myth and the ancient past. After reaching an indisputable maturity in his early sculpture, created from 1946 to 1959, Twombly returned to working in three dimensions in the mid-1970s and continued to cast new works up until his passing in 2011.
 

September 14, 2013 - December 8, 2013
Bringing together more than forty works from the United States and Europe, this exhibition examines Barbara Chase-Riboud’s artistic career, focusing primarily on her important Malcolm X sculptures. Five works from that series—among them the Museum’s Malcolm X #3 of 1970—and five closely related sculptures are included.

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

http://www.philamuseum.org/

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Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh

www.carnegiemuseums.org/

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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

Bridge 12

(November 9, 2012—March 30, 2013)

Opening Reception Friday November 9, 5:30 pm

Showcasing three solo exhibitions, Bridge 12 will feature the saw-pierced recycled objects of Australian metal smith, Melissa Cameron; Jacquard tapestries by New York textile artist, Betty Vera; and ceramic vessels patterned with quirky, figurative drawings by Kevin Snipes. These concurrent exhibitions reflect the high level of craftsmanship being produced by contemporary artists in the U.S. and abroad today.  The series opens with a free public reception on Friday, November 9 from 5:30—8 pm, and continues through March 30, 2012.

http://www.contemporarycraft.org

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Reading

GoggleWorks

http://www.goggleworks.org

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Willow Grove

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Rhode Island

Providence

Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art

Ongoing:

Subject to Change: Art and Design in the Twentieth Century

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.

The conceptual design for the exhibition, created by Sandra Wheeler and Alfred Zollinger [RISD '90, Architecture] of Matter Practice, uses cantilevered forms to highlight the relationship between art and architecture. Ed Wojcik [RISD '87, Architecture] Architects restored the beaux-arts elegance of the original architecture. These galleries connect to the Chace Center via The Museum Associates Glass Bridge.

Subject to Change: Art and Design in the Twentieth Century

 

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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

http://www.charlestonmuseum.org/home

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Greenville

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Tennessee

Memphis

National Ornamental Metal Museum

Tributaries: Lola Brooks

December 7, 2012 - February 17, 2013

Brooks uses romantic forms and a range of materials, both hig and low, to navigate the histories and hierarchies of jewelry. The exhibition spans her career, featuring pieces form multiple bodies of work. Brooks is currently the Lamar Dodd Chair at the University of Georgia, Athens.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by ArtsMemphis and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

LOLA BROOKS, Bloodgarnetheartbrooch, 2009
photo: Sienna Gallery

Gothic Jewelry: Sinister Pleasures

December 7, 2012 - March 10, 2013

Organized by guest curator Valerie Steele on behalf of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, this exhibition documents the influence of the Gothic on contemporary jewelers. Mortality, cruelty, pain, weaponry, and desire feature prominently in this exploration of the macabre and mysterious.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by ArtsMemphis and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

LIN STANIONS, Between, Nature and Grace, 2006
photo: Jon Blumb


Cecil Humphreys: Bronze Bowls (January 24 – May 5, 2013)

Cecil Humphreys is known for his cast bronze bowls and intricate custom fixtures. Trained in painting and printmaking at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, his appreciation grew over the years for three dimensional sculptural forms and materials. Since his first visit over fifteen years ago to Lugar Foundry, then located in Earle, Arkansas, he explains, “the warmth and depth of the material and the intricacies of the lost wax casting process captivated my attention.” He has been working with bronze ever since. His work is represented in galleries and showrooms across the country, including New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Denver and Phoenix.

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

Rose on 65th Street (2011)

In view at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts' Broadway Street entrance through the end of 2013, Rose on 65th Street (2011) is from a series of thirty-eight sculptures of gigantic roses created by New York artist Will Ryman. Arrayed along New York City’s Park Avenue from January 25 through May 31, 2011, the colossal flowers, each painted in a primary color or bright pink, stood in startling contrast to the towering buildings and busy traffic of the street.

A native New Yorker, Ryman has long been interested in creating experiences of delight by placing comically distorted and often outsized forms into both indoor and outdoor architectural sites. He says, “I always try to combine fantasy with reality. In the case of The Roses, I tried to convey New York City’s larger than life qualities through scale; creating blossoms which are imposing, humorous, and hopefully beautiful.”

http://www.fristcenter.org/

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Smithville

Appalachian Center for Craft

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.

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Texas

Austin

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Dallas

Dallas Museum of Art 

Form/Unformed: Design from 1960 to the Present

Tower Gallery
December 19, 2010–December 2013

Included in general admission to the Museum

Including over thirty works drawn largely from the Museum’s collections dating from the 1960s to the present, this exhibition reveals the transformation of ideology and forms that have shaped international design of the last half century. From the technological and formal ideals of modernism to the influence of the handmade object, the works reflect increasingly complex and vibrant relationships between concepts of function, aesthetics, and material expression. Featured are designs by Verner Panton, Frank Gehry, Aldo Rossi, Ettore Sottsass, Robert Venturi, Donald Judd, Zaha Hadid, Louise Campbell, and Fernando and Humberto Campana.  

Form/Unformed: Design from 1960 to the Present is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art. The presentation is made possible by TWO X TWO for AIDS and Art, an annual fundraising event that jointly benefits amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research and the Dallas Museum of Art. Air transportation is provided by American Airlines.

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported in part by the generosity of Museum members and donors and by the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas/Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts.


http://www.dallasmuseumofart.org/View/CurrentExhibitions/index.htm

 

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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

Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait

Jan 26, 2013 - Jan 26, 2014
Law Building, Ground Floor
1001 Bissonnet
 
 

About the exhibition

Islamic masterworks from Kuwait’s renowned al-Sabah Collection come to the MFAH as part of a long-term collaboration with the cultural institution Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah (DAI). The privately held al-Sabah Collection is one of the greatest collections of Islamic art in the world, and the partnership initiates a historic exchange of objects, staff, and expertise.

Among the highlights showcased in this display are spectacular Mughal jewelry, illuminated manuscripts, exquisite ceramics, and intricately decorated ceiling panels. More than 60 examples from the 8th to 18th centuries are on view, made in the Iberian Peninsula, North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. The collection also includes carpets, glass and metalwork, paintings, architectural fragments, scientific instruments, and works on paper.

This exhibition marks the first in a renewable, five-year agreement that enables the MFAH to present the glorious achievement of Islamic visual culture in a comprehensive display. The legendary al-Sabah Collection was founded by Sheikh Nasser Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah and his wife, Sheikha Hussah Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah. The collection preserves and presents all aspects of Islamic art and comprises more than 30,000 pieces.

The Abstract Impulse: Selections from the Modern and Contemporary Collections

Feb 3, 2013 - May 5, 2013
Beck Building, Lower Level
5601 Main Street
 
 

About the exhibition

Works of art in a variety of media, selected from across the museum's modern and contemporary collections, come together in this exhibition devoted to abstraction. Paintings, drawings, photographs, ceramics, sculpture, and jewelry span categories associated with Europe, the United States, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. 

Painter and theoretician Joaquín Torres-García, one of the most influential 20th-century artists to have emerged from Latin America, proposed that human beings have a basic tendency to abstract from nature. In his view, this “abstract impulse” is not limited by time or place but is universal.

However, beginning with the Renaissance, that approach toward art was replaced by a desire to imitate realistic aspects of human life. Notions of anatomy and perspective prevailed. Then in the 20th century, artists fought to regain the primal impulse and to render it in novel ways.

The Abstract Impulse offers a fresh perspective on a broad range of works from the museum’s extensive holdings of 20th- and 21st-century art. Among the many artists represented are William Baziotes, Julio González, Joseph Havel, Roberto Matta, Kenneth Noland, Jackson Pollock, Andres Serrano, Philippe Starck, Jean Tinguely, and Edward Weston. This exhibition is the first in a series envisioning the kinds of displays to be installed in the museum's new building, now in the planning stage, dedicated to art after 1900.

Lost Treasure of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice

Feb 21, 2013 - Apr 28, 2013
Beck Building, Second Floor
5601 Main Street
 
 

About the exhibition

Lost Treasure of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice
Restored by Venetian Heritage Inc.

A cache of silver and bronze objects from the 17th to 20th centuries—hidden away from Nazis during World War II—has been rediscovered and restored. These works of art are on display in America for the first time in Lost Treasure of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice. The MFAH presentation is complemented by Venetian paintings from the same time period.

Jewish residents played a valuable role in the economy of Venice from the time of the Renaissance. In 1516, the Venetian Senate segregated Jews in a six-acre area that housed several thousand people and five synagogues, at the site of a former foundry (geto).

The objects in Lost Treasure of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice, made by master craftsmen using traditional silversmithing and bronze-casting methods, represent an in-depth look at Venetian Jewish silver from the 1600s to early 1900s. When Nazis invaded Italy in 1943, two elderly Jewish religious leaders stored the pieces in a secret hiding place within a Venetian synagogue. The treasures remained untouched for more than 60 years, until they were accidentally discovered, and they have now been restored by Venetian Heritage Inc.

The exhibition comprises predominantly liturgical works, including wooden Torah cases, silver Torah crowns, and lamps of silver and bronze. Among the objects that relate to dining traditions are silver vegetable plates, used during Passover Seders, and a silver ewer and basin, used for the washing of hands prior to eating. Also on view are Venetian paintings from a private collection and from the collections of the MFAH and Houston's Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation.

 

 Highlights of the MFAH

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.

http://www.mfah.org

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Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

The Tool at Hand

May 31, 2013 — September 8, 2013
In the Large Gallery

http://www.crafthouston.org/

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El Paso

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Odessa

Ellen Noël Art Museum

http://www.noelartmuseum.org/

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San Antonio

San Antonio Museum of Art

https://www.samuseum.org/


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Virginia

Richmond

VMFA - Virginia Museum of Fine Art

Indian Silver for the Raj

Jul 07, 2012– Apr 07, 2013
Focus Galleries 1 & 2

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

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Virginia Beach

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

Brian Dettmer

May 30-August 18, 2013
Brian Dettmer is an internationally renown sculptor who uses outdated, mass-produced books as the medium for his craft.  The artist carefully slices through books such as old encyclopedias and medical guides, revealing words, patterns and images. Individual ideas and thoughts are separated from their original context and rejoined to allow them new possibilities of meaning. What is left behind is a stunning, visual prose.  Dettmer has exhibited at insitutions world-wide, such as Museum of Arts and Design (New York), Museum of Contemporary Art (Georgia), Museum Rijswiijh (Netherlands) and Wellcome Collection (England). Watch a CBS Interview with Brian Dettmer.

2200 parks avenue | virginia beach, va | 757.425.0000

www.virginiamoca.org/

 

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Washington, DC

Smithsonian

Smithsonian Renwick Gallery

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

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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/

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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/

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Washington

Seattle

Seattle Art Museum

Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon
October 17, 2013–January 5, 2014
SAM Simonyi Special Exhibition Galleries

SAM is honored to host a major exhibition of Peruvian art that includes rarely seen sculpture, metalwork, painting and textiles spanning 3,000 years. Visitors will be introduced to the rich heritage of ancient Peru, including superb works of the Mochica, Chimu and Inca cultures. Important paintings and sculptures from the Colonial and Vice-royal eras demonstrate the initial influence of Christianity, seen in radiant paintings of saints and liturgical processions. Artworks created after independence from Spain show the creative syncretism between indigenous and Spanish traditions, followed by examples of the rich aesthetic of 20th-century paintings and folk art. Taking a novel approach to Peruvian art, the thematic organization reveals cross currents of ideas and artistry through time and the symbolic role that art plays in the construction of cultural identity.

Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon and accompanying catalogue bring together new research by well-known scholars in many fields. Select examples from SAM’s collection will also be on view.

–Chiyo Ishikawa, Susan Brotman Deputy Director for Art and Curator of European Painting and Sculpture; and Barbara Brotherton, Curator of Native American Art

Going for Gold
November 3, 2012–November 17, 2013
SAM Third Floor Galleries

This special installation of objects from the Seattle Art Museum's collection will feature the glittering golden threads of French brocades, Imperial Chinese robes, Japanese kesas, and Persian bedcovers—all seen as rich backdrops to gleaming objects of beauty, such as powdered-gold lacquer boxes, a Fabergé cigarette case, a seated Buddha with gold inlay, and African hammered-gold earrings.

Opened in 2007, SAM’s large textile gallery offers an enlightening and intriguing opportunity to exhibit textiles with decorative and designed objects from across cultures and times. In addition to fulfilling SAM’s vision of connecting art to life, this selection will offer many works, long in storage, to now dazzle us in the light of day.

–Julie Emerson, The Ruth J. Nutt Curator of Decorative Arts and Pam McClusky, Curator of Art of Africa and Oceania

 

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

http://www.seattleartmuseum.org

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Bellevue

Bellevue Arts Museum

Zoom. Italian Design and the Photography of Aldo and Marirosa Ballo

March 15 - June 16, 2013

In the second half of the 20th century, Italian design attained worldwide recognition. The Milanese photographers Aldo Ballo and Marirosa Toscani Ballo played an important part in this success. By communicating the beauty and function of objects as well as their cultural message, the Ballos' photographs contributed significantly to the mythological status that surrounds Italian design even today. Based on the holdings of roughly 146,000 photographs in the archive of Studio Ballo, Zoom presents a new view of Italian design and its history. It focuses not only on the legendary design classics that were created during this period, but also examines the intense dialogue between objects, media and marketing that first facilitated the worldwide dissemination of these designs.

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

2013 Scholastic Art Awards – Wisconsin Exhibition

February 2–March 17, 2013

From DePere to Kenosha, Monroe to Superior, Sheboygan to LaCrosse, students of Wisconsin in grades 7–12 annually inspire with their creativity, skill, and outstanding artistic talents. Over 325 student artworks are featured in the Scholastic Art Awards exhibition in the categories of Architecture, Ceramics & Glass, Comic Art, Design, Digital Art, Drawing, Fashion, Film & Animation, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. Twenty-four visual artists and art professionals carefully selected the works from more than fifteen hundred entries, based on the students’ handling of the materials and the expressive execution of the work.

Students whose artwork has earned an award are recognized in awards ceremonies at the Museum. The Silver Key Award denotes special statewide recognition; artworks receiving a Gold Key Award go on to compete with entries from more than seventy-five other competitions throughout the United States for Silver and Gold Medals.

The Scholastic Art Awards program has been recognizing and encouraging excellence in the visual arts throughout the United States for over eighty-five years. Thousands of young people and their teachers have been encouraged and inspired in their artistic endeavors. Many award winners go on to achieve distinction in the fields of fine and applied arts and design, and credit the early recognition they received as a participant in the Scholastic Art Awards.

http://www.mam.org/

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Racine

The Racine Art Museum

Cutting Edge: RAM Explores Contemporary Glass Jewelry
 
October 28, 2012 - February 17, 2013

Following a historical precedent for utilizing glass in adornment, contemporary artists create dynamic art jewelry that underscores the aesthetic and theoretical potential of an ancient material.  This exhibition represents the intersection of two important elements of artistic production—art jewelry and glass. Whether engaging with long-standing traditions, such as producing millefiore beads, or utilizing glass in equally compelling yet inherently modern conceptual frameworks—these artists emphasize the flexibility and variability of glass as a medium for expression. The exhibition will be marked by artists using a variety of techniques and exploring a broad range of subject matter. 

While given more attention recently, art jewelry made using glass represents an important yet sometimes overlooked element of contemporary glass. RAM’s exhibition will highlight artists who regularly utilize glass in their work and consistently address the medium in their practice.

ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION
Earthenware and fused glass jewelry by modern maker Elsa Freund will add historical dimension. Significantly, several of the artists who will be featured are also represented in RAM’s permanent collection through jewelry, small objects, or both—artists such as Donald Friedlich, Jacqueline Lillie, Linda MacNeil, Julie Mihalisin, James Minson, Judy Onofrio, and Joyce Scott. Others whose works are included: Dolores Barrett, Patty Cokus, Jane D’Arensbourg, Charlene Foster, Foster/Malone, Carrie Garrott, Karen Gilbert, Suzanne Golden, Gesine Hackenberg, Valerie Hector, Kristina Logan, Pavel Novak, Barbara Packer, Kait Rhoads, Joyce Roessler, Erica Rosenfeld, Axel Russmeyer, Philip Sajet, Melissa Schmidt, Blanche Tilden, and Jette Vogt.

 

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

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Sheboygan

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

www.jmkac.org/

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Pump House Regional Arts Center

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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