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

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

Click on titles below for "What's Coming" Feature Articles.

Allied Craftsmen Today, Mingei Museum, San Diego
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

Alaska

Anchorage

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http://www.anchoragemuseum.org/

Fairbanks

University of Alaska Museum of the North

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

Rose Berry Alaska Art Gallery

Explore 2,000 years of Alaska art, traditional and modern. Examine ancient ivory carvings and Alaska Native objects, used for ceremony or for everyday life. See paintings, photographs and sculptures. From the functional to the fantastic, each object reveals Alaska’s artistic influence.
Dynamic Aurora
 
Alaskan Artworks: Shop for fiber arts, jewelry, glass word, ceramics, and more.

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Alabama

Huntsville

Huntsville Museum of Art

On Continuous View:

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

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

http://www.hsvmuseum.org

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Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art

http://www.mobilemuseumofart.com/
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Arizona

Glendale

Bead Museum

www.beadmuseumaz.org.

New Greek Ceramic Beads!!

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

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

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

The History of Beads                           

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

The Language of Beads

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

Beads from Nature

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

http://www.beadmuseumaz.org/

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Mesa

Mesa Arts Center

Jewelry & Metals Studio

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

http://www.mesaartscenter.com/

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Phoenix

Heard Museum

ELEGANCE FROM EARTH: HOPI POTTERY

HOME: Native People in the Southwest

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

HOME features:

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

Heard Museum Location

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

1/2 mile north of Phoenix Art Museum

Heard Museum North Scottsdale

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

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

http://www.heard.org/

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Santa Fe

Site Santa Fe - a contemporary art space

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

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Tucson

Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona

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

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

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Arkansas

Little Rock

Arkansas Arts Center

Bauhaus twenty-21: An Ongoing Legacy - Photographs by Gordon Watkinson May 24 - September 22, 2013

Interwoven: Paper

August 9, 2013 - November 17, 2013
Features work in a variety of forms and media--ceramic, glass, fiber and metal who employ the process of weaving in the manufacture of their work.


http://www.arkarts.com/

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California

Anaheim

MUZEO

241 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805


http://www.anaheimmuseum.com/

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Carlsbad

The Gia Museum - The Gemological Institute of America

Exhibits

Aluminati: Students to Stars
Kara Ross

Through October 2013
Location: Carlsbad

GIA Graduate Gemologist and acclaimed jewelry and handbag designer Kara Ross so charmed the fashion world with her sophisticated creations that First Lady Michelle Obama picked her earrings and cuffs to wear for the 2011 State of the Union address. Anne Hathaway, Cameron Diaz, and Kate Hudson are just a few of the celebrities who’ve adorned themselves in Ross’s inspirations. Her work is featured at Boston’s prestigious Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.
 
Ross’s designs will be on exhibit at the GIA Museum in Carlsbad from April through October 2013. Ross is known for her use of gemstones, crystals, wood, and other organic materials, as well as the custom pieces she created for Michelle Obama from a magnolia tree that had fallen near the White House, which will be on display at GIA.
 
The exhibit marks the launch of “Aluminati: Students to Stars” – a series that highlights the work of GIA alumni who are attaining success in the gem and jewelry industry.

Trilliant Gems

Considered an adventurous and provocative cut, the Trilliant first entered the market in 1978 as a triangular version of the square-shaped radiant. The notable collection featured in GIA’s atrium includes 100 trilliant-cut gems ranging in size from 7 to 140 carats. They represent gem species in a rainbow of colors and varieties including tanzanite, emerald and topaz that were mined from exotic locations all over the world.

Location: GIA Headquarters, Carlsbad, California

Collections

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

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

Gems and Minerals

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

The Jewelry Collection

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

The Historical Collection

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

Contact GIA

800-421-7250

International

760-603-4000

marketing@gia.edu

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

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Fresno

Fresno Art Museum

Copper & Bronze: Elemental Forms from the Permanent Collection

Hallowell Gallery 

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

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


http://www.fresnoartmuseum.org

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Long Beach

Long Beach Museum of Art

Permanent Collection

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

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

http://www.lbma.org/

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

 

Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic
 
Resnick Pavilion
November 24, 2013–July 6, 2014

One of the most important artists of the twentieth century, Alexander Calder revolutionized modern sculpture. Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic, with significant cooperation from the Calder Foundation, explores the artist’s radical translation of French Surrealist vocabulary into American vernacular. His most iconic works, coined by Marcel Duchamp as mobiles, are kinetic sculptures in which flat pieces of painted metal, connected by wire, move delicately in the air, propelled by motors or air currents. His later stabiles are monumental structures, whose arching forms and massive steel planes continue his engagement with dynamism and daring innovation. Although this will be his first museum exhibition in Los Angeles, Calder holds a significant place in LACMA’s history: the museum commissioned a major work by him for the building’s opening in 1965. This exhibition features installation design by architect Frank O. Gehry, and is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with essays by exhibition curator Stephanie Barron as well as scholars Ilene Susan Fort, Aleca Le Blanc, Jed Perl, and Harriet Senie.

http://www.lacma.org/

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Craft in America

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

Virtual Exhibit of Metal

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

http://www.craftinamerica.org/?

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UCLA

Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden

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

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

Hammer Museum


10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: 310.443.7000

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

Fowler Museum UCLA

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

Mailing:
Box 951549
Los Angeles CA 90095-1549

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

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

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J. Paul Getty Museum - Getty Center in Los Angeles

Early Cambodian Bronzes: The Pre-Angkor Period

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

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

The Angkor Period

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

Bronzes in the Reign of Jayavarman VII

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oakland

Oakland Museum of California

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

 

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

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

http://www.museumca.org/

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The Enamelist Society:

The 14th  Biennal International Juried Enamel Exhibition
and
The 10th  International Juried Student Enamel Exhibition

  • July 15 – August 23, 2013 at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Covington, Kentucky
  • On-line submissions only
  • Exhibition Entry Deadline: February 22, 2013.


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


http://www.enamelistsociety.org/

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Palo Alto

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Penn Valley

Theodora Van Runkle Collection of Ancient Jewelry

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

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

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

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Pacific Palisades

Museum of Ancient and Modern Art

A GEM IN THE FOOTHILLS

The Museum of Ancient and Modern Art is a multi-faceted museum tucked away in the Sierra foothills. Under the imaginative and creative guidance of a dynamic staff of volunteers, it is meeting the challenges of the twenty-first century with success and self-assurance. MAMA is a tax-exempt non-profit educational organization which has been incorporated since 1981. The assembly of its diversified collection began almost twenty-five years ago. The Museum has so far operated exclusively from its own fund-raising efforts without the benefit of Federal or State funding. The Museum of Ancient and Modern Art is dedicated first and foremost to educating the public through a variety of services and programs, and second only to assembling a first rate collection of works of art worthy of preservation for posterity.

TREASURES OF EVERY KIND

MAMA is the proud owner of a prestigious collection of antiquities, in the form of marble, terracotta, bronze, silver, and gold. Its more modern collections focus on works on paper and important historical art books containing original etchings, engravings and woodcuts from 1529 on. Some of these books illustrate the history of printing and are a source of invaluable historical research. Equally remarkable is the Museum of Ancient and Modern Art's collection of African masks and statues representing over twenty different tribes from eight different countries. These have proved to be extremely appealing to visitors and are in constant demand.

VOLUNTEER STAFF

In its analysis of MAMA's performance, the Institute of Museum Services, a government body which evaluates museums for funding, made note of the quality of the volunteer staff and its contagious enthusiasm. It recently stated that MAMA stood out among other museums because of its volunteers. The IMS also recognized the originality and innovativeness of the ideas and concepts that guide MAMA.

Theodora Van Runkle Collection of Ancient Jewelry

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

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

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


http://www.mama.org/

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Richmond

Richmond Art Center

Richmond Art Center’s Annual Members’ Show
June 15 - August 23, 2013
 

This beloved annual exhibition features close to 100 artist-level Richmond Art Center members. It also highlights the 2012 Members’ Showcase award winners: Koko Baker, Mira Benoni, Larry Hatfield, Diana Shaio Keevan, Diane Levinson, Stella Ling and Nancy Rowe. This exhibition celebrates and showcases the array of media, talent and imagination that constitutes the heart of the Richmond Art Center’s dynamic and creative community.

http://www.therac.org/
 

Crossroads Art Center

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

http://www.crossroadsartcenter.com/

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Santa Ana

Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, California


GEMS OF THE MEDICI

April 14 - September 15, 2013

In the mid-1400s, many celebrated artists, goldsmiths, silversmiths and engravers were attracted by the abundance of wealth in the city of Florence, but the most important factor in this gathering of talent was the presence of the Medici family. For almost three hundred years, generation after generation of Medici dominated city affairs and steered the course of art history. It was the Medici family who funded the workshops of these artists and artisans, who commissioned and collected the masterpieces of art and antiquity. From founding father to the last Grand Duke, the immense power and wealth of this great dynasty was invested in its legendary collections, of which the collection renowned as the Gems of the Medici is perhaps the finest in the world.

Gems of the Medici, a world premier exhibition, highlights some of the oldest and most unique pieces of the Medici collections including antiquities dating from the 1st Century BCE as well as a cornelian which was part of the Seal of Nero.

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Spirits and Headhunters: Art of the Pacific Islands

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

Ancient Arts of China: A 5000 Year Legacy - Ongoing


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

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


Masters of Adornment: The Miao People of China - Ongoing


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

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

Permanent Collection

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

Native American Art

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


Art of the Pacific

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

http://www.bowers.org/

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Labour and Wait
July 2 – September 22, 2013

This exhibition features the work of artists who bring 21st-century urgency to 19th-century principles of virtue through work and craftsmanship. Inspired in part by developments that stem back as far as the Industrial Revolution, the presentation examines contemporary culture’s obsession with authenticity, the hand-crafted, and the politics of manufacturing and labor. Works in the exhibition date from the late 1980s to the present, a period in which artists turned from industrial fabrication and a seamless aesthetic to hand-made or "do-it-yourself" sensibilities.

Labour and Wait is organized by Julie Joyce, Curator of Contemporary Art, and features artists/artist collaboratives from Europe, South America, and the United States, many which are under-represented in museums on the West Coast. Artists include Tonico Lemos Auad, Andrea Bowers, Colin Darke, Wim Delvoye, Theaster Gates, Dewar and Gicquel, Fischli and Weiss, Tim Hawkinson, Josiah McElheny, Grayson Perry, Mika Rottenberg, Allison Smith, Ricky Swallow, David Thorpe, and Jane Wilbraham.

http://www.sbmuseart.org/

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

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

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

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

Plains Indian Beadwork and Regalia
from the Anthropology Collection


 

 

This is the latest in a series of exhibits featuring seldom-seen highlights from the Anthropology collections. Two rare items featured are a Lakota Winter Count depicting significant events in the years 1798-99 through 1904–05, and a unique Cheyenne coat painted with depictions of a horse raid. They are joined by many colorful beaded bags, moccasins, and other artifacts from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Entrance to exhibit is included with general Museum admission.

http://www.sbnature.org/

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San Diego

San Diego Natural History Museum

www.sdnhm.org

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San Diego Museum of Art

Modern Mexican Art at SDMA and from Private Collections

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

http://www.sdmart.org

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San Diego Visual Arts Network

http://www.SDVAN.net

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Mingei International Museum

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

ALLIED CRAFTSMEN TODAY

Opening Jun 8, 2013
Founded in San Diego in 1947, the Allied Craftsmen have been a significant community of mutual support and inspiration, many of whose earliest members are featured in the Museum’s current...

Please see MODERN SILVER magazine feature for Allied Craftsmen Today

Permanent Collection

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

Visit

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

http://www.mingei.org/
 

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

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

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

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San Francisco

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

The Nest

Louise Bourgeois

The Nest

sculpture | steel

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

The Art of Design:
Selections from the Permanent Collections

ongoing

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

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

Matisse and Beyond - The Painting and Sculpture Collection

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

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San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design

http://www.sfmcd.org

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Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco

http://www.famsf.org/ 

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de Young

The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond, 1950–1990

September 21, 2013 - February 17, 2014

Since its founding in Rome in 1884, Bulgari has become synonymous with innovation and luxury in jewelry design. The jeweler is famous for mixing semiprecious stones with diamonds, mounting ancient coins in gold jewelry, and creating easy-to-wear pieces made with unusual color combinations.

This exhibition focus on the decades of the 1950s through the 1980s; in the period after World War II Bulgari began to create a unique style inspired by Greco-Roman classicism, the Italian Renaissance, and the 19th-century Roman school of goldsmiths. By the 1970s, Bulgari’s bold and innovative style had gained success with celebrities and the jet set.

The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond, 1950–1990 presents approximately 150 show-stopping pieces from this era, along with sketches and other materials from the Bulgari archives. The exhibition takes a decade-by-decade look at Bulgari’s innovations in jewelry design with a particular focus on important American clients and on several striking pieces from the Elizabeth Taylor collection.

http://deyoung.famsf.org/

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The Legion of Honor Museum

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

http://legionofhonor.famsf.org/

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Asian Art Museum

Explore the life and times of India’s great kings by getting close to the objects they used and the art they commissioned, collected, and loved. Nearly 200 stunning artworks—including a gold throne, a silver carriage, Man Ray photographs, and a diamond belt—illuminate the dazzling world of Indian royalty from the 1700s to the 1940s, a period of dramatic change.

Journey from the throne room of an Indian court to the inner sanctum of the palace. Visit a variety of kingdoms to learn about India’s shifting political powers, its colonization by Great Britain, and the emergence of the independent nations of India and Pakistan in the modern era.

Along the way, discover fantastical art created especially for this exhibition by contemporary artist Sanjay Patel. Don’t miss more of his colorful works on the second floor inspired by classical Indian art and Hindu epics. On the third floor will be a showcase of magnificent Indian courtly art from our own collection.

Read more about the exhibition.

Click here to win tickets.

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

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

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San Rafael

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Santa Cruz

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild

Structure + Rhythm
at the Z Folio Gallery in Monterey, CA

November 25, 2013 – January 6,  2014

Reception:  Sunday, December from 3pm to 5 pm

 

          

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is excited to present a gallery exhibition opportunity this fall, from November to the beginning of January.  Many of our members have been looking for new exhibit opportunities, so not only is this an opportunity to enhance your resume, but also a chance to market work in a gallery setting.

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild announces a call for artists to exhibit in

Mind, Heart & Hand: From the Metal Artist’s Studio

December 6, 2013 - February 4, 2014

Text Box:    ‘Crossing’ by Dawn Nakanishi
         

After much planning and coordination with the Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center, the MBMAG Exhibition Committee is pleased to announce a forthcoming juried exhibition open to all guild members.  You may submit digital images for up to 3 pieces of work for the jury’s consideration. Jurors will be Mike Holmes and Elizabeth Shypertt of Velvet da Vinci and Dawn Nakanishi, of Cabrillo College. The title and theme of the show is Mind, Heart & Hand: from the Metal Artist’s Studio. 

Entry Fee is $25. You must be a current member of MBMAG to enter. Call for entries application is attached to this invitation.

The entry deadline is August 1, 2013

You can contact the Exhibition committee at:  MindHeartHand2013@mbmag.org

  http://www.mbmag.org


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Santa Monica

Santa Monica Museum of Art

 

http://www.smmoa.org/

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Ukiah

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

http://www.gracehudsonmuseum.org/

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Watsonville

Sierra Azul Nursery & Garden

Dozens of artists and over a hundred sculptures are exhibited annually in our beautiful two-acre Mediterranean garden. Exhibiting sculptors come from as far north as Humboldt County and as far south as San Luis Obispo County. Medias range from steel, wood, and ceramics, to bronze, glass, and concrete.

The exhibition usually runs from late May through late October.

www.sierraazul.com

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Colorado

Denver

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Boulder

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

www.bmoca.org

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Connecticut

Guilford

Guilford Art Center

Juried Knife Show
July 12-August 18
This exhibit will explore and highlight the artistry of contemporary bladesmithing, a thousands-year-old art form that artisans remain dedicated to preserving and expanding, both functionally and aesthetically.

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Greenwich

Bruce Museum

www.brucemuseum.org

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New Haven

Yale University Art Gallery

Société Anonyme: Modernism for America

through July 14, 2013

http://artgallery.yale.edu/

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Delaware

Wilmington

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

http://www.thedcca.org

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Florida

Daytona Beach

Museum of Arts and Sciences

http://www.moas.org

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Ormond Beach

Ormand Memorial Art Museum and Gardens

http://www.ormondartmuseum.org/

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Miami Beach

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

Echoes and Origins: Interwar Italian Design

Opens September 27 2013

Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
 

Echoes and Origins: Interwar Italian Design is an exhibition of applied arts and design objects that collectively evidence the dilemma of creating a unified national identity faced by Italy in the 1920s and 1930s. Responding to the demand for forms of expression that would integrate tradition with revolutionary change, designers of the period developed dramatically different strategies to convey varied notions of Italian culture and identity. A selection of furniture, ceramics, graphic and product design, and industrial objects will offer a survey of the aesthetic pluralism embraced by the Italian government in the interwar period. This position was adopted to aid the state in turning a diverse population into a common community, wedding notions of the Imperial Roman past with the spirit and technology of modernity. 

Echoes and Origins is made possible by the Italian Consulate General in Miami and the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, with additional support from the Poltrona Frau Group Miami, Funding Arts Network, the Leon Levy Foundation, and Ansaldo Energy Inc. We would also like to thank Mitchell Wolfson, Jr., Marcello Cambi in Genoa, and the Wolfsoniana–Fondazione Regionale per la Cultura e lo Spettacolo in Genoa for their generous loans to the exhibition.

http://wolfsonian.fiu.edu/

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Orlando

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Polk County

Polk County Museum of Art

C. Paul Jennewein: An Usher for a New American Style, Works from the Tampa Museum of Art

April 27, 2013 – July 20, 2013

Dorothy Jenkins Gallery and Gallery II

C. Paul Jennewein (1890-1978) was a highly regarded American architectural sculptor of the mid-20th century. He immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1907 and within four years of his arrival began receiving important national and international art commissions that drew upon his skills as an ornamental sculptor and as a painter. He is widely recognized for introducing the Art Deco style into American architecture.

Jennewein studied sculpture at the Art Students League in New York and won a three-year scholarship to study at the American Academy in Rome in 1916. The artist drew heavily from the art he studied during his four years in Italy, particularly mythological subject matter and the classical Greco-Roman tradition.

Following Jennewein’s death, more than 2,000 words from his studio were donated to the Tampa Bay Art Center (now Tampa Museum of Art) by his family. This exhibition features some of the pieces from Tampa Museum of Art’s permanent collection.

A Silver Lining

June 29 – November 9, 2013

Perkins Gallery

This exhibition will showcase PMoA’s collection of Georgian silver, which refers to the period of the consecutive reigns of four English kings: King George I (1714-1727; King George II, son of George I (1727-1760); King George III, grandson of George II (1760-1820); and King George IV, son of George III (1820-1830). This time does not necessarily characterize a specific style in English silver as it does a time period when English silver became immensely popular. The styles of silverware varied throughout the Georgian Period, with the simplest forms produced through the reigns of George I and George II. Midway through the reign of George III, and lasting through the duration of George IV’s reign, silverwares styles became much more ornate by comparison. Most of these pieces were produced during the reign of King George III. The simpler pieces were produced during the early stages of the king’s reign and the more ornate pieces, during the latter years of his reign. When England entered into war with the American colonies during the late 18th century, styles in silver became to be far less ornate than the periods before and after. Around the turn of the 19th century, the style of English silverware was the most ornate of any other period.

http://polkmuseumofart.org/collections/

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Sarasota

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art:

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

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

American Moderns
June 14, 2013 - September 8, 2013

American Moderns, 1910–1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell presents fifty-seven artworks from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum in an exploration of the myriad ways in which American artists engaged with modernity. Ranging widely in subject matter and style, the fifty-three paintings and four sculptures were produced by leading artists of the day, including Georgia O’Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Joseph Stella, Elie Nadelman, and Norman Rockwell. Significant works by these and other artists in the exhibition exemplify their unique contributions to modern culture.

http://www.ringling.org/

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West Palm Beach

The Armory Art Center

Dark Art Exhibition
 
Date: Sep 24 to 28, 2013
Over 20 booths of affordable art: glass, sculptors, jewelers, painters, potters, printmakers, photographers, crafters & more!

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

http://www.armoryart.org

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Norton Museum of Art

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

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Winter Park

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum

Decorative Arts and Sculpture:

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

Art Jewelry, Favrile Metalwork & Precious Glass by Louis Comfort Tiffany

Ongoing

This permanent gallery features about three dozen objects, including 11 pieces of jewelry that Tiffany designed for the new art jewelry division he established at Tiffany & Co. after his father died in 1905.

http://www.morsemuseum.org/

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Georgia

Savannah

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Athens

Georgia Museum of Art

http://georgiamuseum.org

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Atlanta

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Hawaii

Honolulu

The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu

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

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

http://www.honolulumuseum.org/

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Idaho

Boise

Boise Art Museum

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

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Illinois

Arcola

Amish Interpretive Center

http://www.amishcenter.com/

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Chicago

Museum of Contemporary Art

 

http://www.mcachicago.org/

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Chicago Cultural Center

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

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Dekalb

Northern Illinois University Art Museum:

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

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Carbondale

Southern Illinois University Museum

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

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Indiana

Bloomington 

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

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Indianapolis

Indiana State Museum

http://www.indianamuseum.org/

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Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

http://www.fwmoa.org/

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School of Creative Arts, University of Saint Francis

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

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Kentucky

Louisville

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Kansas

Manhattan

Kansas State University

www.k-state.edu/bma

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Olathe

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

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American University Museum

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SNAG - Museums that Collect Jewelry and Metalwork

Anchorage Museum of History and Art

www.anchoragemuseum.org

Baltimore Museum of Art

www.artbma.org

Bellevue Art Museum

www.bellevuearts.org

Carnegie Museum of Art

www.cmoa.org

Chazen Museum of Art

chazen.wisc.edu

Cleveland Museum of Art

www.clevelandart.org

Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum

www.ndm.si.edu

Cranbrook Art Museum

www.cranbrookart.edu/museum

Crocker Art Museum

http://www.crockerartmuseum.org/

Danish Museum of Art & Design

www.kunstindustrimuseet.dk

Design Museum London

http://www.designmuseum.org/

Fuller Craft Museum

http://www.fullercraft.org/

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

http://www.crafthouston.org/

Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum

www.lalaounis-jewelrymuseum.gr

Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft

www.kentuckyarts.org

Mingei International Museum

www.mingei.org

Mint Museum of Craft & Design

www.mintmuseum.org

Museum of Arts and Design

www.madmuseum.org

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

www.mcachicago.org

Museum of Contemporary Craft

www.contemporarycrafts.org

Museum of Craft and Folk Art

www.mocfa.org

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

www.mfa.org

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

www.mfah.org

National Ornamental Metals Museum

www.metalmuseum.org

Newark Museum

www.newarkmuseum.org

Oakland Museum of California

www.museumca.org

Oceanside Museum of Art

www.oma-online.org

Odgen Museum of Southern Art

www.ogdenmuseum.org

Ohio Craft Museum

www.ohiocraft.org

Philadelphia Museum of Art

www.philamuseum.org

Portland Art Museum

www.portlandartmuseum.org

Racine Art Museum

www.ramart.org

Renwick Gallery/Smithsonian American Art Museum

www.americanart.si.edu/renwick

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art

www.newpaltz.edu/museum

San Francisco Museum of Craft + Design

www.sfmcd.com

Seattle Art Museum

www.seattleartmuseum.org

State Museum of Applied Arts and Design

www.die-neue-sammlung.de

Tacoma Art Museum

www.tacomaartmuseum.org

The Contemporary Museum

www.tcmhi.org

Toledo Museum of Art

www.toledomuseum.org

Victoria & Albert Museum

www.vam.ac.uk

Walters Art Museum

www.thewalters.org

World Jewellery Museum

www.wjmuseum.com

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