Review Type: Exhibition Review

Contemplation and Conversation About 45 Stories in Jewelry: 1947 to Now

45 Stories in Jewelry: 1947 to Now February 13, 2020–April 10, 2022 Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, NY, US The Museum of Arts and Design in New York City has organized an exhibition featuring 105 works from their permanent jewelry collection of over 950 pieces. Curated thematically, the showcases are designed to …

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Have They Left Any Stones Unturned?

DesignLab #11 | LithoMania January 20–April 3, 2022 Kunstgewerbemuseum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, Germany Claudia Banz, Ute Eitzenhöfer (eds), LithoMania Design Lab #11, Stuttgart: Arnoldsche, 2022. In the exhibition LithoMania, gemstone and jewelry students from Idar-Oberstein look from a distance at their primal material, the gemstone. They ask questions full of curiosity and criticality …

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Sensual Attractions

Shinji Nakaba/ UBUI (First Time) November 6–December 31, 2021 Gallery Loupe, Montclair, NJ, US The historical, the erotic, and the overlooked only begin to describe the jewelry of the unconventional Japanese jeweler Shinji Nakaba (b. 1950). The artist was virtually unknown in the West until 2001, when his work began to achieve wider recognition.[1] As …

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Exhibition view, Hearts + Flowers

Why You Want It

Hearts + Flowers September 16–November 12, 2021 In the Gallery at Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY, US In Hearts + Flowers, jewelry and hand-held objects explore the topic or format of the souvenir in some way. The show started as an open call-for-entry curated by Jessica Andersen and Leslie Shershow. The exhibition is organized into loose …

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The Wanderings of the Danish State-Owned Jewelry Collection

Werke und Tage March 10–August 30, 2020 Staatliche Antikensammlung, Munich, Germany Danish Jewellery Box March 13–August 1, 2021 Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln, Cologne, Germany Since 1974, regularly changing committees in the Danish Arts Foundation (founded in 1964) have acquired artworks from all artistic disciplines, including applied arts. Its national jewelry collection (comprising about 350 …

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Bill Reid, Hinged “Abacus” Bracelet

Well Made

To Speak with a Golden Voice July 16, 2020–April 11, 2021 Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, Vancouver, Canada “One basic quality unites all of the works of mankind that speak to us in human, recognizable voices across the barriers to time, culture, and space: the simple quality of being well made.” —Bill Reid …

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All Is Possible

All Is Possible: Mary Ann Scherr’s Legacy in Metal February 21—December 23, 2020 Thomas E. Cabaniss Historic Residence, Gregg Museum of Art & Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, US Mary Ann Scherr, All Is Possible, n.d., cuff, sterling silver, from the collection of Suijin Li Snyder, photo: Jason Dowdle All Is Possible …

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Surreal Yet More Accessible

Extraordinaire! February 26–August 30, 2020 mudac, Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains, Lausanne, Switzerland The mudac’s current exhibition invites you to take a dreamlike stroll through the old walls of the Maison Gaudard, its various rooms full of unusual objects. It’s a way of paying homage to this historic building in the old town …

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Exploring the Use of Organic Materials in Jewelry

Animalia—Collection of Splendor & Pastel January 19–August 30, 2020 CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands The exhibition Animalia contains pastels, objects, and jewelry depicting animals, such as Helen Britton’s spider brooch or Alexander Blank’s evil rabbit. Some are also made of animals: bone, for example, a fly, or a stuffed wattlebird turned into a necklace by …

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