Barbara Paris Gifford
Barbara Paris Gifford is an Associate Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) with expertise in contemporary jewelry and fashion. She oversees MAD’s esteemed jewelry collection and has served as part of the curatorial team for several exhibitions, including The World of Anna Sui, Robert Baines: Fake News and True Love, Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture, and 45 Stories in Jewelry, which is on display on MAD’s second floor galleries and is accompanied by the catalogue, Jewelry Stories. Additionally, she programs and hosts the webinar In the MAD Loupe, has written about jewelry for numerous publications, and has been a speaker for many discussions and symposiums, including Schmucksymposium Zimmerhof 2019. Gifford holds a Master of Arts degree in the History of the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture from the Bard Graduate Center.