In Your Hands

At the Escuela de Arte de Sevilla, in Spain, metalworking students usually spend early spring working with local workshops to make religious jewels and decorations in preparation for the Holy Week, or Semana Santa. This year was different, as it was for so many around the world. As a result of COVID-19, there were no …

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Fearlessly Self-Made

Drag Power – Gender, pride & glamour November 3, 2019–March 1, 2020 CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands Curated by Paul Derrez, Willem Hoogstede, and Roosmarij Deenik R’JEAN by Arjan van Nieuwkoop, Angelina Loqui, photo from the series Drag Royals Each Side Has a Face, 2018, photo courtesy of CODA The exhibition Drag Power – Gender, …

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Review of the ACC Present Tense Conference

The American Craft Council’s 2019 conference, Present Tense, was identified at the outset as a “national conversation on craft in an increasingly tense and complex present.” This theory turned into practice meant an ambitious schedule of lecture hall panels punctuated with “Object Story” interludes; tours to area galleries, art schools, and other places; workshops that …

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Love Jönsson on Smyckoteket (Jewelibrary)

Besides books, some libraries lend framed reproductions of art for their patrons to hang in their homes. Subscription services loan designer clothing and purses, as well as scarves, sunglasses, and jewelry, for a monthly or per-item fee. Other companies specialize in renting out high-end jewelry and luxury timepieces. The Danish Arts Foundation, meanwhile, loans pieces …

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Showcasing Jewelry Stories

The Jewelry Library (TJL) is a gathering place that is—like other libraries, which have evolved over the past few decades—about many different things. It focuses on jewelry literacy and contains books and catalogs for study and research, but also hosts jewelry exhibitions, artist talks, and jewelry-related events, and encourages visitors to handle the jewelry pieces …

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