"Elegant Armor: The Art of Jewelry" Exhibition

Museum of Arts & Design

poster for "Elegant Armor: The Art of Jewelry" Exhibition

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"Elegant Armor: The Art of Jewelry" presents innovative pieces of contemporary art jewelry from our permanent collection, dating from the 1940s to the present. The works on display range from the subtle to the flamboyant, from the purely geometric to the organic, and from narrative to sculptural works that extend the limits of the human body. The exhibition presents the major themes, materials and techniques that make contemporary jewelry visually exciting and intellectually stimulating. Many prominent artists create jewelry that functions as small sculpture, on and off the body. These works range from minimalist, biomorphic and organic, to kinetic jewelry and pieces influenced by architecture and engineering.

[Image: Bruno Martinazzi "Metamorfosi" (1992) 20k & 18k gold 2.25 x 3 x 3.25 in. Photo: John Bigelow Taylor]



from September 27, 2008 to July 05, 2009

Opening Reception on 2008-09-27 from 10:00 to 17:00
Grand Opening Saturday & Sunday, September 27 & 28, 10 am - 5 pm.

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