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Mill Valley, California, USA—Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) announces the schedule of special events organized in support of their book Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective, the organization’s most ambitious project to date. A series of speaking engagements, book signings, and receptions has been planned in collaboration with major cultural and academic institutions in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, PA, New York, NY, and Boston, MA. Most events are free and open to the public.

Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective is essential reading for passionate art, craft, design, and fashion enthusiasts as well as anyone curious about jewelry. Damian Skinner, editor of Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective, is the featured speaker for the east coast tour and will be joined by other book contributors. The second part of the tour takes place this October, with events scheduled for Portland, OR, Eugene, OR, Oakland, CA, San Diego, CA, Savannah, GA, Cranbrook, MI, and Chicago, IL. Details to be announced soon.


Friday, September 20, 2013—12:00pm—Free to the public       

Damian Skinner, Speaker

Renwick Gallery Grand Salon, Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW, Washington, DC


Friday, September 20, 2013—6:00–8:00pm—Free to the public

Damian Skinner, Book Signing

Jewelers’Werk Gallery, 3319 Cady’s Alley NW, Washington, DC


Monday, September 23, 2013—2:30 pm—Free to the public

Damian Skinner, Speaker

University of the Arts, C.B.S. Auditorium, Dorrance Hamilton Hall

320 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA


Thursday, September 26, 2013Tickets are $10

6:00pm Damian Skinner, Speaker

7:00pm Reception & book signing, Design Center Gallery, student & alumni work

Pratt Institute, Alumni Reading Room, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY


Sunday, September 29, 2013—3:30–4:45pm, Free with museum admission, but space is limited.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to ezilber@mfa.org.

Damian Skinner, Speaker, The Daphne Farago Lecture on Jewelry 

Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Riley Seminar Room. 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA


Wednesday, October 2, 2013—7:00-–8:30pm—Tickets are $27

Elyse Zorn Karlin, Speaker

92nd Street Y Lexington and 92nd Street, New York, NY


Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective

Hardcover, 9 x 11 inches, 264 pages, 350+ photos, Lark Books, $40

Editor: Damian Skinner

Contributing Writers: Helen Carnac, Liesbeth den Besten, Chang Dong-kwang, Julie Ewington, Elizabeth Fischer, Monica Gaspar, Elyse Zorn Karlin, Kelly L’Ecuyer, Benjamin Lignel, Philippe Liotard, Kevin Murray, Marcia Pointon, Suzanne Ramjlak, Sarah Rhodes, Valeria Siemelink, Barbara Smith, Barbara Stafford, Namita Wiggers


Art Jewelry Forum is a nonprofit organization spreading awareness and increasing appreciation of art jewelry worldwide since 1997. It is a diverse community of artists, collectors, critics, educators, galleries, historians, makers, and writers united by a passion for art jewelry. AJF advocates for art jewelry through an ambitious agenda of education, conversation, and financial support.

Art Jewelry Forum commissions critical writing that sets the standard for excellence in the field. It publishes artjewelryforum.org, an Internet resource for original content on art jewelry, as well as catalogues, blogs, articles, and a monthly newsletter. Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective is the Art Jewelry Forum’s first book.

Learn more about the Art Jewelry Forum on the website www.artjewelryforum.org.




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