Exhibitions Archive - post-Victorian
This exhibition will celebrate a quarter of a century’s work from Andrea Cagnetti, who works under the artistic name of Akelo – the Greek god of water. Regarded as one of the most talented masters in goldsmithing, Cagnetti was born in Corchiano in Italy. He creates jewellery and golden objects that combine traditional techniques, with a look that shows influence from the Etruscans and Greeks.
2/11/2011 – 20/11/2011
Bentley & Skinner, London W1J 0DX, UK
Gilbert Albert: Jeweller of Nature
Taking after the movements initiated around the turn of the 20th century, heralding the advent of contemporary craft jewellery with his use of novel materials, the Geneva-based jeweller Gilbert Albert (born 1930) developed a style deeply rooted in nature. The exhibition proposes to explore this connection through a selection of “naturalistic” collections (crystals, corals, fossils, unpolished stones and gems, scarabs, etc.), as well as prominent examples of modern jewellery (Art Nouveau jewellery, Geneva School of Industrial Arts, etc.), all part of the MAH collections. These pieces re-contextualise Gilbert Albert’s work within the frame of evident infl uences and less obvious inspirations. Though the master was known as a very critical witness of his time, famous for his “swiping claws” as much as for his “interchangeable beads”, the multiplicity of his vocabulary (beading, wrinkling, organic chasework, navette cut and fi ngerprinting, etc.) offers a new take on jewellery sets, both baroque and highly cultured. The exhibition relies on an extensive body of works donated to the museum in 2016 by the Gilbert Albert Foundation and will mark the master’s 90th birthday. To echo his favourite theme, the scenography will evoke luxuriant greenery.
10/07/2020 – 15/11/2020
Musée d’art et d’histoire, Rue Charles-Galland 2, 1206 Genève, Switzerland
Giampaolo Babetto Jewellery 1970-2011
A series of contemporary exhibitions on the ground floor of the Museum im Palais kicks off with jewellery by Giampaolo Babetto (b. 1947 Padua), who has been a force on the avantgarde international goldsmith scene since the late 1960s. His works are notable for their geometric shapes with special gold alloys, surface structures and colour highlights.
11/05/2011 – 25/09/2011
Museum im Palais, Graz, Austria
Giampaolo Babetto - Jewelry
As one of the protagonists of the so called School of Padua, Giampaolo Babetto (b.1947) has affected the vanguard goldsmith’s scene with his experimental, expressive, but wearable jewellery since the late 60s.
6/03/2010 - 30/05/2010
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
Robert Baines: Living Treasure and Fabulous Follies
Renowned goldsmith Robert Baines is recognized as a "Living Treasure" in his native Australia and his work has been exhibited and collected internationally throughout his long career. In this intriguing exhibition, he tells three "jewellery stories," groupings that explore the way which artistic styles and forms change over time. Baines is also a specialist in the study of archaeometallurgy (ancient jewellery production) and he incorporates ancient techniques into his art and the presented narratives. In celebration of the connections between ancient and modern art that are highlighted in Baines' work, a selection from the Eskenazi Museum's ancient jewellery collection will be on display in an area adjacent to the exhibition.
27/08/2020 - 14/03/2021
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 1133 E. Seventh Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-7509, USA
Fake News and True Love. Fourteen Stories by Robert Baines
It’s easy to fall into the trap of sensational headlines. Even careful and informed readers must work to resist the pull of fake news, a phenomenon currently dominating American media. In his solo exhibition Fake News and True Love: Fourteen Stories by Robert Baines, the Australian contemporary artist explores this issue through the lens of jewellery. By making up and “fact-checking” news stories to accompany his works, Baines manipulates what is accepted as truth to address the influence that fake news has on our perception of events. Robert Baines has shaped the fields of contemporary jewellery and jewellery history for over forty years. In 2010, he was named a Living Treasure-Master of Australian Craft for his significant contributions. In addition to teaching and maintaining his own contemporary jewellery practice, he studied ancient jewellery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and masterworks in several other international institutions. Through these experiences, he has essentially learned to brilliantly copy jewellery — from the ancient to the modern — making him uniquely suited to a show of this caprice.
16/10/2018 - 3/03/2019
MAD Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019, USA
Edge of the Sublime: Jamie Bennett
Jamie Bennett is an internationally recognized metalsmith whose painterly innovations have greatly expanded the field of fired enamel into a medium for contemporary expression. This first-ever retrospective explores Bennett’s creative use and development of a variety of enameling and metalworking techniques to produce highly color-saturated imagery on signature brooches, necklaces and pendants. Bennett’s related production of enameled wall reliefs and other works on paper painted in oil and encaustic is explored in this exciting overview of the artist’s career.
22/03/2009 - 6/09/2009
Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin, USA
3/11/2009 – 28/02/2010
Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA, USA
Bent, Cast, and Forged: The Jewelry of Harry Bertoia
Former Cranbrook Academy of Art student and metalsmithing instructor Harry Bertoia (1915–1978) has received international acclaim for his metal furniture and sculpture, but his exploration of the medium originated in jewelry design. Out of the hundreds of jewelry works attributed to Bertoia, the majority was produced during his years at Cranbrook, offering an early glimpse of a creative vision that would crystallize as his career matured. This exhibition examines the artist’s experimentations with form, dimension, and fabrication on a concentrated and bankable scale, establishing Bertoia as a pioneer of the American Studio Jewelry movement and a master of elevating fashionable adornment to objet d’art.
14/03/2015 – 29/11/2015
Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward Avenue, P.O. Box 801, Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA
3/05/2016 - 25/09/2016
MAD. The Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019, USA
Liv Blåvarp: Jewellery
Liv Blåvarp (b. 1956) creates jewellery made of wood. Her pieces are often large, expressive and colourful. She works with a wide variety of surfaces, ranging from smooth and shiny to densely decorated areas. She selects the type of wood she uses according to its degree of hardness or softness, as well as taking into account the structure of each particular piece of wood. Her preferred species to work with are maple, birch, walnut, lemon and palisander. Her jewellery consists of individual pieces that are joined to form a whole. Thus although they are voluminous, they are also flexible and movable, and easy to wear. Sometimes identifiable forms appear in the jewellery, such as a bird’s beak, a banana or a leaf. Liv Blåvarp’s works evoke associations with nature, folk art, and life in vibrant urban centres. A book will be published in connection with the exhibition.
17/06/2017 – 29/10/2017
Lillehammer Kunstmuseum, Stortorget 2, Postboks 264, 2602 Lillehammer, Norway
Onno Boekhoudt - Work in progress; The legacy of Onno Boekhoudt - jewellery and studies
The exhibition of Boekhoudt’s legacy offers a view behind the walls of his studio. Not only does it show the customary and nicely polished works, it also offers a glimpse of the artist at work. All the objects on display form part of the collection of the CODA Museum. Onno Roelof Boekhoudt (, 1944 –2002) was trained at the renowned technical school in Schoonhoven and the Kunst- und Werkschule in Phorzheim. He gained international recognition as a designer of jewellery, but he also made objects, installations and drawings. It was not so much the end result, but rather the process, the search and the path towards it that mattered to him.
4/09/2010 - 6/12/2010
Coda Museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Transformation des Alltäglichen - Esther Bott
Transformation of the mundane - the work of Esther Bott.
28/01/2010 - 4/04/2010
Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, Germany
Christina Brade. Schmuck
This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of the artist who died unexpectedly in 2007. It unites about 80 decorative objects from its own collection, supplemented by loans from the Museum of Decorative Arts of the National Museums in Berlin, the GRASSI - Museum of Arts and Crafts of Leipzig and the estate of the artist.
05/07/09 – 19/09/09
Stiftung Moritzburg - Kunstmuseum des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt, Halle, Germany
Helen Britton: Interstices
A 25-year survey of the work of renowned jeweller Helen Britton, including new works that draw inspiration from Western Australia’s coastline. Now residing in Munich, Britton has developed an international reputation for her innovative practice as a contemporary artist working in metal and found materials.
11/02/2017 - 15/04/2017
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, M001, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy (cnr Fairway), Crawley - 6009, Western Australia
L’arte della bellezza. I gioielli di Gianmaria Buccellati
This exhibition consists of a valuable selection, mainly never displayed before, of the extraordinary jewellery and gold work made by Gianmaria Buccellati: a unique opportunity to discover the fascinating story of this international success story. Gianmaria Buccellati is the protagonist of this journey in the name of tradition and the excellence of Italian craftsmanship. Over the years Gianmaria has created masterpieces through the use of gold and silver, pearls and precious stones, appreciated everywhere. He opened stores around the world, from Monte Carlo to Hong Kong, from Florence to Tokyo and New York. His splendid jewels, sought after by jet setters, epitomise the "Buccellati style". The apogee of the company took place in 1979 with the opening of the boutique Buccellati in the prestigious Place Vendôme in Paris, true heart of the world of haute joaillerie.
21/03/2015 - 30/08/2015
Reggia di Venaria Reale, Piazza della Repubblica 4, Venaria Reale (TO), Italy
Calder Jewelry is the first exhibition of its kind devoted exclusively to the jewelry work by the American artist Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976). During his lifetime Calder produced approximately 1,800 pieces of brass, silver, and gold body ornaments, often embellished with found objects such as beach glass, ceramic shards, and wood. Best known for his sculptures and mobiles this exhibition explores Calder’s lifetime production of wearable art pieces which he made for his family and friends. The exhibition comprises some 100 pieces including necklaces, bracelets, brooches, earrings and tiaras.
9/12/2008 - 1/03/2009
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA
1/04/09 – 21/06/09
IMMA | Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
18/07/2009 - 4/01/2010
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA , USA
29/01/2010 - 18/04/2010
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Alexander Calder: A Balancing Act
From small-scale works on paper and jewelry to monumental sculptures and one of the artist’s largest mobiles, Alexander Calder: A Balancing Act is a large-scale exhibition of the work of the American master sculptor. Drawn primarily from private collections, the exhibition includes more than 80 pieces many of which have rarely been seen by the public.
15/10/2009 – 11/04/2010
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, USA
The Discerning Eye: Focus on Alexander Calder
Alexander Calder (trained as an engineer) challenged the long-held notion that sculpture was static and monumental. His inventive, colorful, animated “mobiles” epitomize the innovative, optimistic spirit of early-twentieth century modernism. In all of Calder’s mobiles, his objective was not just to represent or refer to nature, but to capture its dynamic actions and unpredictable, living systems. This exhibition will include mobiles, jewelry, and works on paper drawn from Bay Area collections, including the holdings of several of the Museum’s founders and longtime supporters.
1/08/2009 - 13/12/2009
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, USA
Joaquim Capdevila. Jewellery 1959-2019
Joaquim Capdevila (1944), well versed in the different jewellery trades, is a creator who expresses himself through the visual language of jewellery. His creations, unique items, go well beyond the traditional concept of jewellery, not only by dispensing with precious metals and applying new materials – plastic, hide, fabric, stones, wood, rubber, copper – but also by using gold and silver jointly with acrylic paint or Japanese lacquer to provide them with great chromatic uniqueness. Capdevila's pieces are unmistakeable for their visual quality, halfway between painting and sculpture. Art jewels, object jewels, experiment jewels, personalised jewels and unique jewels are labels that may apply to his work. He has experimented with every type of material and their uniqueness lies to a great extent in the application of colour to his pieces through painting. However, Capdevila does not make painted jewels, but rather merges the two art forms in a single work. His jewels are just a visual expression of critical reflections and lived experiences, compositions with a free and personal format.
28/09/2019 – 17/11/2019
Museu del Disseny de Barcelona, Pl. de les Glòries Catalanes, 37-38 08018 Barcelona, Spain
Anton Cepka - Kinetic jewellery
Born in Czechoslovakia, today Slovakia, in Šulekovo in 1936 Anton Cepka is one of the most important jewellery designers of the 20th century and one of the protagonists of the so-called artist jewellery movement. Today he is considered the doyen of Slovak and Czech jewellery design. Thanks to its connections with the Constructivist art form language, he remained for a long time one of the few designers untroubled by government interference. Silver, optical glass, stones and modern acrylic glass are the preferred materials of Anton Cepka. He created new, initially in relief setting, later with sculptural design, spatial concepts in the form of brooches and pendants. The surprise is in the addition of an element of movement and light, by which kinetic art first conceptually finds its way into jewellery art. The execution of the objects reflects his consummate craftsmanship, essential for Cepka's objects. Thanks to numerous national and international, private and institutional, lenders about 180 pieces of jewellery by Anton Cepkas from the period 1963 to 2005 can be shown for the first time in an exhibition.
14/03/2015 - 7/06/2015
Pinakothek der Moderne, Barer Straße 40, 80333 München, Germany
An exhibit of works by Wallace Chan of Hong Kong.
11/07/11 - October 2011
The GIA Museum, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA
Divines joailleries, l’art de Joseph Chaumet (1852-1928)
In 2005, with assistance from Fonds national du patrimoine, Fonds régional d’acquisition des musées (Région Bourgogne) and private donations, the City of Paray-le-Monial was able to enrich the museum with 'Via Vitae' (the Way of Life), a monumental work by the goldsmith and jeweller Joseph Chaumet of Paris 1852-1928), made between 1894 and 1904. This major acquisition for the national heritage is classified as a National Treasure. Following this memorable acquisition, the exhibition "Divine jewellery. The Art of Joseph Chaumet (1852-1928)" is the opportunity to gather around the treasure other works by the goldsmith and unprecedented documentation. The participation of Chaumet International, and exceptional loans of Christus Vincit, gold medal winner at the 1900 World's Fair, the crowns of Hyeres and Montligeon, silver works from the Museum St. Nicolas de Vitre, and objects from private collections including documents and art in possession of the family, all contribute to make this an unprecedented exhibtion.
14/06/2014 - 4/01/2015
Musée du Hiéron, 13, rue de la Paix 71600 - Paray-le-Monial, Saône-et-Loire, France
Kevin Coates: A Bestiary of Jewels
Dr. Kevin Coates is a multi-talented artist-goldsmith and sculptor who creates virtuoso jewels in gold, precious stones, shells, and other exotic materials. His work is both exquisite and fantastical. Following his successful solo exhibition at the Wallace Collection in London in 2011, Coates has been working on an ambitious new project, “A Bestiary of Jewels”, pairing a creature with its significant human, with the jewel mounted in a bestiary ‘page’, in a poetic elaboration on the theme of the medieval encyclopaedias known as Bestiaries.
11/01/2014 - 30/03/2014
The Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH, UK
12/04/2014 - 29/06/2014
Ruthin Craft Centre, The Centre for the Applied Arts, Park Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire LL15 1BB, UK
20/08/2014 - 19/10/2014
The Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 3LW UK
Time Regained: Works by Artist Goldsmith Kevin Coates
Known for his technical brilliance, and the symbolic imagery of his work, Kevin Coates is considered by many to be Britain’s foremost artist-goldsmith. Associate Artist at the Wallace Collection since 2007, Coates has spent the past four years channelling his creative energy and unique insights to the Collection’s works of art. The exhibition, ‘Time Regained’, will be a major London showing from this leading artist-goldsmith, and has been driven by one of Coates’s enduring preoccupations – the connection of Time with Art and Humanity, and our response to the artefacts left by others. Inspired directly by a dozen of the treasures from the Wallace Collection, Coates hopes that this exhibition will renew our ways of looking at all things: to stimulate the imagination, and not just the senses or the cultural responses, but to express the meaning of every object, its career, its experience of the humanity which has shaped it, revered and collected it, over the passage of time.
23/06/2011 - 25/09/2011
The Wallace Collection, London, UK
Paola Crema. Fragments of Atlantis - small sculptures and jewellery
This exhibition presents part of the collection of jewelled-sculpture and sculptural-jewellery produced by the artist over the last few years using the technique of electro-forming.
27/04/2010 – 20/06/2010
Musei di Villa Torlonia, Rome, Italy
Art of the Jewel: The Crevoshay Collection
Journey through the masterpieces of jewellery designer Paula Crevoshay, as we witness the transformation from mineral to gem to jewel. The Gem and Mineral Vault at NHM will feature over 50 luxurious pieces of jewellery — including earrings, bracelets, and brooches — made of California tourmaline, Montana sapphire, moonstone, pearl, and black diamond, among others. Inspired by Crevoshay's passion for art, science, and the natural world, the jewellery takes the form of plants, animals, and insects, including orchids, butterflies, spiders, and more. Discover the natural process of mineral creation, the characteristics that define a gem, and the art that transforms them into elegant jewels. Known as the "Queen of Colour," Paula Crevoshay is a renowned artist and jewellery designer. Her deep understanding of mineralogy, gemmology, and the art of carving and cutting stone transforms raw minerals into luxurious jewellery.
7/12/2018 - 12/05/2019
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA
Illuminations : de la Terre au Bijou
This temporary exhibition presents a selection of extraordinary creations by the jeweller and artist Paula Crevoshay, placed in resonance with some exceptional examples of minerals in the collection of the Musée de Minéralogie MINES ParisTech (Paris Mineralogy Museum). While Crevoshay invites the visitor to a contemplative journey through her creations, the Mineralogy Museum proposes to discover the rough materials and the expertise of the artists and creators. The exhibition is located at the confluence of the founding ambitions of the museum: to present and explain to the public the relationship between minerals and manufactured goods. The museum’s collection was built to define resources that can be used in the service of the industry. Here, we speak of the luxury industry, which began in the heart of France, in Paris, the City of Light. It is therefore natural that these gems are exposed at the Mineralogy Museum, among the most fabulous minerals in the world.
9/11/2016 - 1/02/2017
Musée de Minéralogie, 60 boulevard Saint Michel, 75006 Paris, France
Johanna Dahm. Rings
The Swiss-born Johanna Dahm active since the 1970s, has continually pursued new ways of defining what jewellery can be. Her work is characterized by an investigative and open approach, which has led her everywhere from quests for the integration of fabric and brooch, exploring light reflections on the body, to researching exotic jewellery techniques. Her work has explored many key practical and conceptual themes in jewellery. Dahm’s work is of the highest standard, and her intellectual understanding of both technique and creative process is one which she is able to articulate eloquently.
9/07/2011 - 16/10/2011
Design museum Gent, Ghent, Belgium
Same same, but different
Jewellery of Johanna Dahm. During her sabbatical leave as a professor at Pforzheim University she followed an apprenticeship to the Asante king's goldsmith in Ghana, and in Orissa in India she worked with Dokra casting masters. Her jewellery builds a bridge between cultures.
13/11/09 – 07/02/10
Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Germany
Siegfried De Buck: a career as a jewellery designer and silversmith
Siegfried De Buck will turn sixty on 24 August 2009. To mark this occasion, Design museum Gent will present an overview of his work. As a contemporary jewellery designer and silversmith, Siegfried De Buck plays an important role in the development of Belgian jewellery art. His career, in which craftsmanship and elegance are key, spans over 30 years and bears witness to a great personality. By virtue of his incessant drive for innovation, various style periods surface within his design. Led by his sense of materials, the designer joins precious and non-precious materials to form unique objects.
31/10/2009 – 07/02/2010
Design museum Gent, Ghent, Belgium
Space-Light-Structure: The Jewelry of Margaret De Patta
A seminal figure in the American Modernist Jewelry movement, De Patta was born in 1903 and moved to the Bay Area in 1923. Distinguished as one of the few American jewelers whose work and ideas were allied to the evolving ideas presented in the modern art movement, De Patta’s work was heavily influenced by the Constructivists and features architectural forms with simple lines, structure, and often movable parts. Space-Light-Structure: The Jewelry of Margaret De Patta features 50 jewelry pieces as well as ceramics, flatware, photographs, pictograms, and newly released archival material. OMCA holds the largest collection of De Patta’s work, most of which was donated by her husband, Eugene Bielawski, after the artist’s untimely death in 1964.
4/02/2012 - 14/05/2012
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA, USA
5/06/2012 - 23/09/2012
Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019, USA
Charlotte de Syllas
This year the foyer exhibition at Goldsmiths’ Hall features the work of Charlotte De Syllas, a unique artist jeweller. Gemstones – their shape and colour – are her palette and jade, opal, lapis lazuli, aquamarine and tourmaline her stones of choice. Her distinctive mastery in carving reveals the ethereal beauty of the stones. Charlotte is as much a sculptor as she is a jeweller. Predominantly made to commission, each of Charlotte’s organic forms sits perfectly on the body, echoing the client’s individuality. This is her first major solo exhibition and will show 73 pieces created between the 1960s and the present day. Her work can be found in important public collections such as the V&A, London; the Crafts Council, London; and the Swiss National Museum, Zurich. Charlotte’s relationship with the Goldsmiths’ Company has continued since the 1960s, when the Company purchased her student work. It also commissioned her in 2000 and 2014 to create major work in jade.
27/04/2016 – 22/07/2016
Goldsmiths' Hall, Foster Lane, London EC2V 6BN, UK
Misshapes: The Making of Tatty Devine
Marking the 20th anniversary of the iconic British jewellery brand, this exhibition celebrates the history of Tatty Devine, a brand known for its fun acrylic jewellery, showing sketchbooks, photos, flyers, and jewellery from the now renowned fashion brand. Plus, two newly commissioned films will bring the story of Tatty Devine to life. Launched by Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden after graduating from the Chelsea College of Art, the brand was at the forefront of laser-cut jewellery in 1999. To this day, Tatty Devine’s jewellery is still hand made in the UK, creating bold statement pieces – many of which will be available to purchase in The Wilson shop.
7/09/2019 - 3/11/2019
The Wilson Art Gallery & Museum, Clarence Street, Cheltenham GL50 3JT, UK
De Vroomen: Harmony in Colour and Form
This exhibition celebrates five decades of artistic collaboration between renowned husband and wife team, Dutch goldsmith Leo de Vroomen and British jewellery designer and artist Ginnie de Vroomen. It displays over 100 pieces of De Vroomen jewellery, sketches reflecting the creative process, as well as Ginnie’s vivid paintings inspired by nature and the urban landscape. Bold, sophisticated jewellery with flowing lines is placed in conversation with polychromatic abstract art.
12/04/2017 – 26/07/2017
The Goldsmiths' Company, Foster Lane, London EC2V 6BN, UK
Komposition der Träume - Georg Dobler - Composition of Dreams
Since the beginning of his creative work in 1980, Georg Dobler, jewellery artist and lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hildesheim, has dealt with geometric shapes. Even when he moved to naturalistic elements, he remained faithful to geometry. Naturalism, a phenomenon of Art Nouveau, Dobler understood to interpret in a completely new and fascinating way to a young generation of jewellery designers, as a pioneer in interpreting or celebrating vegetable forms which merge later in an amalgam of branches, fruits or flowers. A breathtaking journey through 30 years of jewellery design in different creative approaches, which ultimately emerge in a symbiosis of all his jewellery creations.
30/06/2011 – 11/09/2011
Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, Germany
Georg Dobler – Schmuck 1980 bis 2010
Georg Dobler - Jewellery 1980-2010
Geometric and floral elements characterize the jewellery of Georg Dobler. Often the viewer sees black chromium or oxidized silver surfaces shining in iridescent black. While the artist initially worked in strictly geometric forms, from the mid-1980s organic elements are found in his jewellery, for example in the form of casts of branches or foliage. The work of recent times is a symbiosis of his entire creative life. The artist underwent his apprenticeship as a goldsmith in Pforzheim, and now teaches at the College of Applied Arts and Science in Hildesheim. This exhibition presents the work of Dobler from the early 1980s to today.
08/04/2011 – 26/06/2011
Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Germany
Wild Domain: The Natural History of Jane Dodd Jewellery
Representing the first major survey of Ōtepoti Dunedin-based jeweller Jane Dodd’s expanding family of works; this exhibition delves into her examination of humankind’s impact on the natural world. Featuring over 100 pieces from museum and private collections, this is a whirlwind tour of Dodd’s critical, humorous and touching journey to help us recognise our intrinsic relationship to nature and the planet we all share. Each work takes on a life of its own, that when combined with a wearer’s memories and associations, builds a story and a system of interconnected links. Together, these many components form, what has become, The Natural History of Jane Dodd Jewellery.
20/02/2021 - 27/06/2021
The Dowse Art Museum, 45 Laings Road, Lower Hutt, PO Box 30396, 5040, New Zealand
Tributaries: Ben Dory, Kissing Numbers
Ben Dory is an artist and metalsmith originally from Kansas City, KS. Dory received his BFA in Metalsmithing/Jewelry from the University of Kansas and his MFA in Metalsmithing from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2014. While maintaining his studio practice, Ben explored various disciplines in the arts, including technician work, product design, nonprofit programming, research, and workshop instruction. His latest body of work pays homage to traditional granulation, an ancient and intricate technique of fusing primarily gold spheres. Always with an air of mystery, granulated objects convey the ongoing power of repeated minutiae: the captivating (and useful) qualities of pattern and patterning.
13/12/2020 – 7/04/2021
Metal Museum, 374 Metal Museum Drive, Memphis, TN 38106, USA
New Expressions: An exhibition of contemporary resin jewellery by jewellery-maker Daisy Dunlop
The New Expressions programme, funded by MLA South West, was designed to foster fresh interactions between artists, museums and visitors. This exhibition will include a range of original necklaces, bracelets and earrings inspired by the creations and philosphy of Leach. Daisy, who grew up in Cornwall and is now based at Krowji in Redruth, has recently completed a commission for the Royal Academy interpreting their Hammershoi Exhibition.
21/02/2009 – 25/04/2009
Leach Pottery, St Ives, Cornwall, UK
Once upon a time, there was a ring... Jewels by Gabi Dziuba presented by Christian Philipp Müller
Gabi Dziuba, a German artist who lives and works in Munich, here presents a selection of original works in gold, silver and precious stones, half of which created in collaboration with some of the most important artists on the contemporary German art scene including Martin Kippenberger, Heimo Zobernig, Hans-Jörg Mayer and Günther Förg. While it is not possible to pin down an artist like Dziuba to a specific current or movement, it may be stated that she has often created jewels that pre-empt styles and fashions that have gone on to form part of both the street style and the haute couture of jewellery making. The jewels on show in their own glass cases interact with the installation created by the artist Christian Philipp Müller, who also created the graphics of the exhibition catalogue.
1/02/2009 – 26/04/2009
Galleria Civica, Modena, Italy
Charles Edenshaw (1839-1920) was recognized in his time as an exceptional Haida artist and remains an iconic figure in Northwest Coast art. His work serves as a testament to a tremendous individual spirit and a singular talent. With over 200 pieces assembled from public and private collections from around the world, this first major survey of Edenshaw's work features the full range of objects that he produced, including the carved silver bracelets that epitomise this art. His development of overlapping and interwoven forms was unprecedented and brought new vitality to the subject. The exhibition concludes with a consideration of the artist's tremendous Legacy among artists past and present. Featuring copies of Edenshaw's designs as well as works by his contemporaries for comparison, this section reveals how successive generations of scholars have developed and contributed to our knowledge of Edenshaw's work. The exhibition is complemented by a fully-illustrated book co-published by the Vancouver Art Gallery and Black Dog Publishing (London).
26/10/2013 – 2/02/2014
Vancouver Art Gallery,750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7, Canada
Beate Eismann. Druck + Schmuck.
Beate Eismann. Printing + jewellery.
The Halle jewelery designer Beate Eismann gives historical printing forms a new guise. Using impressions and spatial transformations of industrial patterns (artwork) she produces uniques jewellery. In dealing with the printing process objects is Beate Eismann different ways, which are described in detail in the exhibition. All processes together ensure that the material witnesses to the art of printing transfers to a new level of meaning: learn series originally crafted artwork by their transformation to the new status of a unique specimen. Beate Eismann, born 1969, studied in the field of jewellery at the Halle University of Art and Design Halle / Saale. The printing industry has since her childhood exerted a special fascination for her. Over the years she put on a collection of patterns, the material evidence of previous printing technology. These serve as inspiration for her own jewellery works of art. Prior to the exhibition, she has worked with clichés from the museum's collection and created new pieces of jewellery.
7/06/2012 - 31/08/2012
Stiftung Werkstattmuseum für Druckkunst Leipzig, Nonnenstraße 38, 04229 Leipzig, Germany
Eveli: Energy and Significance
In 1968 a talented 28-year-old artist named Eveli Sabatie moved from Paris to San Francisco. Like many young people of the day, she had become deeply interested in Native American cultures, and had travelled to the United States hoping to connect and to learn. A chance encounter with Hopi traditionalist Thomas Banyacya resulted in an invitation to attend the Powamuya (Bean Dance) ceremony at Third Mesa. There, in a local laundromat, she met the legendary master jeweller Charles Loloma. From June 12, 2016 through January 15, 2017 the Wheelwright Museum’s Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry will present a retrospective on the work of Eveli Sabatie, one of only two jewellers (the other is Verma Nequatewa) whom Loloma recognized as protégés.
10/06/2017 - 14/01/2018
The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, 704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505, USA
Mignon Faget: A Life in Art and Design
A native New Orleans artist, Mignon Faget has a national reputation in jewelry design. She began her career in 1967 by designing ladies’ apparel. In 1970 Faget’s creative impulses shifted from textiles to jewelry making, a career in which she has enjoyed immeasurable success for four decades. Through the years Faget has introduced over thirty major jewelry collections, each based on a particular theme. Architecture and nature are consistent sources of inspiration, persistently providing Faget with the initial creative spark that lies behind her translation of imagery into art. Faget has executed numerous special commissions for social, educational, and philanthropic organizations. This exhibition celebrates Faget’s career with more than 500 objects on display, including jewelry, clothing, drawings, photographs, linocuts, and glassware.
22/09/2010 - 2/01/2011
The Historic New Orleans Collection, LA, USA
The Collectible Life of Mignon Faget
This exhibit features personal collections of Mignon Faget jewellery as she marks her 50th anniversary as an artist. Collectibility is as integral to the designs of artist Mignon Faget (b. 1933-) as are the seashell, plant and architectural forms that epitomise her work. Her close observation of the natural world, particularly the Gulf Coast of the United States, as well as the built environment of her native New Orleans, Louisiana forged her iconic style. More than 200,000 collectors support her 50-year career. Faget is a fifth-generation New Orleanian from a Creole family. Her understanding of her native New Orleans as a layered and mysterious place that stands apart from the mainstream informs her careful selection of objects to transform through her artistry. Her associations with professors at Newcomb College, St. Mary’s Dominican College, and Tulane University influenced her pursuit of an artistic career as well as her philosophies of design. Series such as Sea, Knots (1976), Zea (1988), Romanesque Return (1990), and Sea Revisited (2019) demonstrate Faget’s rigorous and disciplined exploration of silver and gold.
1/08/2020 - 3/01/2021
West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Avenue, Port Allen, LA 70767, USA
Claire Falkenstein - Intimate Relations
Falkenstein was initially a sculptor in Paris and was at the core of the circle of international artists there as her studio was a conduit for artists ranging from Henry Moore to Sam Francis. She was soon recognized as one of the most daring sculptors of that epoch by the renowned French critic, Michel Tapié who recognized her inventive use of materials; particularly evident in her fusions of glass and metal. That adventurous use of materials also characterized her printmaking, when she impressed her sculptures into paper. This exhibition presents rarely seen drawings, small sculpture and her highly prized jewelry. Transcending the traditional definition of the genre, Falkenstein’s jewelry was the subject of her 1961 solo exhibition at the Louvre’s Musée des Arts Decoratifs.
5/11/2011 – 24/12/2011
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles CA 90036-2517, USA
Jewels Inspired by Nature. Ilgiz F.
This exhibition displays masterpieces by Ilgiz Fazulzyanov, contemporary Russian jeweller.The artistic vividness of artworks by Ilgiz Fazulzyanov created with the help of “hot enamel” technique is close to the expression of paintings. International experts compare the complexity of technique and artistic quality of the designer’s pieces with the best creations by French Art Nouveau artists, such as René Jules Lalique and Georges Fouquet. Ilgiz Fazulzyanov is one of a few jewellers in the world using various classical techniques of “hot enamel”. Perfect technical virtuosity allows Ilgiz Fazulzyanov to create jewellery pieces of exceptional beauty and colour palette. On display are artworks of the period from 1996 to 2016 comprising both the artist’s early and modern pieces. A series of the latter ones are renowned masterpieces. Along with the jewels the display includes drawings and sketches aimed to enrich the impression of the artist’s work and to have a glance at his workshop. The visitors will have a chance to get acquainted with the new unique brand for enamel dials created for The Swiss Watchmaker BOVET 1822. The exhibition in the Assumption Belfry will present a ladies timepiece inspired by nature as well as a men’s timepiece from “The Horsemen of the Apocalypse” collection.
1/04/2016 – 31/07/2016
The Moscow Kremlin Museums, Moscow, Russia
Arline Fisch: Creatures from the deep
Considered to be one of the most respected jewelry makers in the field, Arline Fisch has created a new exhibition, which began as an eighty-foot window display for the Windows on Fifth Gallery at the Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin. Fisch combines jellyfish, crochet and wire with blown air and lighting effects in order to transform the Metal Museum’s exhibition space into an underwater environment.
14/01/2011 - 3/04/2011
National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis TN, USA
The Life and Work of Alice Fischer, Cultural Pioneer
Born in Vienna to a Jewish family, Alice Fischer (1907–2004) was an artist and designer who immigrated to the United States by way of Paris to escape the Nazi regime. This exhibition serves as an introduction to Fischer’s jewelry and other works of art (etchings, watercolors and drawings), which scholars have mostly overlooked, but will also delve into issues of identity and the influence of early Christian and medieval art on her jewelry designs. Expulsion (from Germany and Austria, and finally from France) and the trials of immigration marked her life. When her ship was stopped at Casablanca during her flight from the Nazi regime, Fischer was interned at camp Oued Zem for nearly three months. Uncertain of her fate, it was here that Fischer expressed her willingness to be a “cultural pioneer” in northern Africa if she was unable to leave. After arriving in the United States, she continued to journey—from Manhattan to Woodstock, from Virginia to Athens, Ga., where Lamar Dodd hired her to teach art history at the University of Georgia, and finally to North Carolina, where she worked in collage, printmaking and drawing until her death.
10/01/2015 – 8/03/2015
Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton Street, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
Nora Fok, A Retrospective
The first ever solo exhibition by the extraordinary jeweller, textile artist and 3D designer Nora Fok will be on show at the Harley Gallery at the ducal estate of Welbeck, which has been the family home of the Cavendish Family since the early 1600s. The artist has established herself as a pioneering maker, crafting her delicate, intricate forms from nylon microfilament. Nora makes her work by hand using techniques she has taught herself: knitting, knotting, tying, weaving, plaiting. The list is deceptively simple, her chosen material of nylon monofilament is fine and hard to work but her results are spectacular. These pieces are often very complicated and take many hours, days or weeks to produce.
22/01/2011 – 20/03/2011
Harley Gallery, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, UK
2/04/2011 – 5/06/2011
Ruthin Craft Centre, Denbighshire, UK
12/05/2012 – 7/07/2012
Bilston Craft Gallery, Bilston WV14 7LU, UK
18/06/2011 – 16/11/2011
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8 4JB, UK
17/12/2011 – 11/03/2012
Touchstones Rochdale, Rochdale, Lancs OL16 1AQ, UK
17/03/2012 – 4/05/2012
Museum in the Park, STROUD, Gloucestershire GL5 4AF, UK
12/05/2012 – 7/07/2012
Bilston Craft Centre, Mount Pleasant, Bilston, WV14 7LU, UK
1/09/2012 – 28/10/2012
Walford Mill Crafts, Stone Lane, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1NL UK
Fausto Maria Franchi: Artefatti Preziosi
This exhibition has, preceded by a brief retrospect, the works of Franchi from 2000 to the present day. Silver and jewellery are one in Italian goldsmith's art. On display are some 80 artifacts, including silver and gold.
27/11/2009 – 31/01/2010
Museo degli Argenti, Florence, Italy
Karl Fritsch: Scenes from the Munich Diamond Disaster
An installation by German jeweller Karl Fritsch, where we encounter the exquisite rings in the midst of a ‘scene’ created by the artist. Karl likes to treat his jewellery like plasticine. His pieces remain unfinished until they are worn. He endeavours to expand the idea of what jewellery might be, throwing off kilter conventional ideas about value, wearablity, and what is beautiful. This exhibition shows an extraordinary artist at work on both micro and macroscopic levels: in the minute rings, and with the room at large. These are gems that refuse to be just beautiful; they jostle with real life and what it means to be precious, to be worn and to be loved. They create a scene, and revel in it.
26/11/2010 - 16/01/2011
City Gallery Wellington - Hirschfeld Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Karl Fritsch: Freeling
I will be showing my first ‘made in New Zealand’ pieces. I’ve just built my own workshop in Wellington and am still keen to build more things. I like it. I like the DIY mentality – everybody has a project around the house and it doesn’t matter how skilled you are; you just do it. You might fail but then you can just fix it again. There’s usually a good amount of making things fit that do not really fit. Materials get reinterpreted for a new use and the project becomes a creation and a statement in itself: the serendipity of DIY.
8/06/2010 - 3/07/2010
Gallery Funaki, Melbourne, Australia
Karl Fritsch: Metrosideros Robusta
A collaboration between the Neues Museum, Nuremberg, the International Design Museum, Munich and the artist.
28/11/08 – 27/02/09
Neues Museum - Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design, Nuremberg, Germany
The Enchanting Jewels of Elizabeth Gage
This exhibition will showcase approximately 250 pieces of fine jewellery, spanning the 50 years of Elizabeth Gage’s superb craftsmanship and bold design. Truly an artist who uses jewels and metal instead of paint, she is widely considered as one of today’s most influential jewellery artists and designers. Elizabeth takes her inspiration from a wide range of influences including architecture, animals, art, and nature including a strong inspiration from the English garden. Her starting point is always the stone or artifact, whether a precious jewel, an exquisite fossil, or a historical treasure. Elizabeth allows the item itself to guide her creativity, using her imagination and skill to bring out its full potential in color and design. Each item in the exhibition has been hand-picked by Elizabeth Gage and includes works from The Elizabeth Gage Archive Collection as well the private collections of clients from around the world, making this a not-to-be-missed opportunity to see the full range of Elizabeth Gage’s unique creativity and craftsmanship.
24/04/2015 - 26/07/2015
New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington Street, New Britain, CT 06052, USA
Thomas Gentille. Jewelry Art
Thomas Gentille – born in 1936 in Mansfield, Ohio and now working in New York – is one of the leading jewellery artists, not only of the USA but the world. To mark his 80th birthday, Die Neue Sammlung is devoting a large exhibition to him, encompassing for the first time his entire oeuvre and introducing its different aspects. It is also the first time that the museum has devoted a monographic exhibition to the work of an American jewellery artist.
27/02/2016 - 20/05/2016
Pinakothek der Moderne, Barer Straße 40 | 80333 München, Germany
1839 Exchanges - Jewellery by Jason Hall
Since 1998 artist Jason Hall has been questioning what it means to be Pakeha. This exhibition, curated by Damian Skinner, is about jewellery, identity and cultural exchange. It features a series of amulets created by Hall ‘for’ Frederick Edward Maning, an Irishman who arrived in Aotearoa in 1833. Hall’s works draw a parallel between the meaning of the amulet and the tension that sits at the heart of settler societies.
19/12/2009 - 21/02/2010
Rotorua Museum, New Zealand
Douglas Harling: Residence of the Heart
Douglas Harling is head of the Goldsmithing and Jewelry Arts Program at Flathead Valley Community College. He is known for his contemporary gold granulation techniques. His awards include a Southern Arts Federation/NEA Grant, a North Carolina Artist Fellowship Grant, and an American Craft Council Award of Excellence. He has taught numerous workshops across the country and exhibits internationally. Douglas received his MFA in Metals from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1992.
6/12/2015 - 6/03/2016
National Ornamental Metal Museum, Metal Museum Drive Memphis, Tennessee 38106, USA
Rudolf Heltzel in Precious Metal
Master goldsmith and an icon of Irish craft and design, Rudolf Heltzel presents a solo exhibition of his exceptional sculptural pendants. Heltzel has gained an international reputation for the originality, quality and timeless aesthetic of his craftsmanship with each piece created meticulously by hand using some of the world’s oldest jewellery techniques. This exhibition, In Precious Metal, will showcase many of Heltzel’s most ambitious and technically complex designs, selected from his personal archive together with newly produced work. Three of his most significant collections of scultptural pendants will be presented; Rock Crystal Treasure Cave, Tourmaline Butterflies and his brand new Druze Collection. Originally from Berlin, Germany, Rudolf Heltzel was invited to Ireland in 1966 by An Córas Tráchtála, the Irish Export Board. He set up and led the trail-blazing gold and silver studio-workshops at the Kilkenny Design Workshops. In 1968, he established his own workshop in Kilkenny where he, his son Christopher, their employees and apprentices still work today. Heltzel has won countless accolades throughout his 50 years in the business, including ‘One of the World’s Greatest Gem Houses’ by the Franklin Mint. He has exhibited widely and sold through establishments such as Nieman Marcus. He is a consultant to the jewellery industry, having worked and mentored across the globe, and has directly trained many goldsmiths working in the field today. He has also been instrumental in establishing training opportunities for jewellery makers, keeping ancient traditional skills alive.
2/02/2018 - 18/04/2018
National Design & Craft Gallery, Castle Yard, Kilkenny, Ireland
Marian Hosking: Jewellery
With a career spanning almost 40 years, Hosking is one of Australia’s foremost contemporary jewellers and silversmiths. Hosking has exhibited both nationally and internationally and is represented in numerous collections. Working almost exclusively with silver, her work is concerned with rich surface patterns and textures. This reflects her particular concerns for the natural environment, allowing her to echo the forms and motifs found in nature. Her Living Treasures exhibition includes a large scale sculptural work along with a collection of new vessels and jewellery pieces. As a practitioner and educator, Hosking’s influence has been far-reaching. She established the first jewellery course at Charles Sturt University in 1973, and went on to establish her own studio in Melbourne in 1976 before co-founding Workshop 3000 in 1981. She has lectured at RMIT and is currently the Head of Metal and Jewellery at Monash University, where she is also undertaking a PhD.
20/03/2010 - 9/05/2010
Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, NSW, Australia
Knitted, Knotted, Twisted & Twined: The Jewelry of Mary Lee Hu
Over the past 40 years, Mary Lee Hu has affirmed her distinctive voice in the world of jewelry with her elegant, voluptuous creations. Using wire the way hand weavers use thread, Hu has blazed a trail as both artist and innovator, exploring the nexus between metalsmithing and textile techniques. Keen to metal's ability to bend and manipulate light within a textured surface, Hu's work is a testament to her sophisticated eye for weightless and rhythmic lines, translated into body adornment. Featuring more than 90 exquisite earrings, rings, brooches and neckpieces drawn from public and private collections internationally, this retrospective traces Hu's evolution from her experimental designs of the 1960s to today's creations full of light and movement.
7/02/2012 – 17/06/2012
Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004, USA
Master Metalsmith: Michael Jerry
Michael Jerry is known for his exquisitely crafted hollowware and jewelry, which combines pewter, silver, and gold with other natural materials. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Art and Design, and the Brooklyn Museum in New York; in the De Young Museum in San Francisco; and in many other public and private collections of mid-century and contemporary metal work. He studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology, the School for American Craftsmen, and the Cranbrook Academy of Art and is Professor Emeritus of the Syracuse University College of Art and Design. Jerry currently resides in Santa Fe. This exhibition showcases his work in honor of his appointment as Master Metalsmith 2010.
3/09/2010 - 31/10/2010
National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
William Harper: The Beautiful & the Grotesque
There are painters who are craftsmen; there are jewelers who are artists. I maintain that the finest art, in any medium, results from those who are both artists and craftsmen. — William Harper. In the world of artist William Harper’s vibrant and improvisational jewellery, craftsmanship and concept are always entwined. Now visitors to the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Reinberger Gallery may experience his singular visual voice. The more than 60 works of art on view will include Harper’s exquisitely crafted fine jewellery; display boxes built from assemblages of found objects; paintings; and Japanese-style folding books. Driven by an intense love for the material process, Harper enters his studio with improvisational spirit, allowing each move to inspire the next. His lush objects combine unexpected materials, including plastic beads, nails, and bone as well as pearls, jewels, precious metals, and enamel. The exhibit's title, The Beautiful & the Grotesque, underscores the tension between high and low, between precious and disposable, and between what draws and repels a viewer.
4/04/2018 - 14/06/2019
Cleveland Institute of Art, Reinberger Gallery, 11610 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland OH 44106, USA
Lauren Kalman: But if the Crime Is Beautiful.…
Taking up the subject of gold (specifically jewellery and adornment) as representative of power, wealth, and love, this exhibition, created by performance artist and metalsmith Lauren Kalman, is MAD's second POV exhibition in the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Jewelry Gallery. In reference to Austrian architect Adolf Loos' 1908 treatise "Ornament and Crime," in which he declared decoration regressive and fit only for degenerates and criminals (this included women and minorities), Kalman commits a "crime" by covering the inside and outside of MAD's jewelry cases with 2,000 golden brass leaves. Loos' theories laid the groundwork for modernism, known for its spareness, rectilinearity, and rationality. In this installation, the upright white cases in the jewellery gallery stand in for Loos' modernism.
20/10/2016 - 15/03/2017
Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019, USA
Nearly Nothing - Jewellery and Vessels Created by Ulla and Martin Kaufmann
Ulla and Martin Kaufmann have been creating jewellery and vessels for almost fifty years now. Initially, they were characterized by abstract floral shapes, later on by a classically modern formal idiom, and in the past few decades have reflected their in-depth involvement with the sculptures created by Richard Serra or Eduardo Chillida, for example. Both trained as gold- and silversmiths, and have been sharing an atelier in Hildesheim since 1970. A hammered metal strip plays a central role in their works, which include a number of audaciously shaped creations, as do the exterior, interior and intermediate spaces they create with their materials. In addition to many other accolades, Ulla and Martin Kaufmann won the Bavarian State Prize in 2018 for their project entitled »Cubes in Motion«. The exhibition will be giving a representative overview of the couple’s comprehensive oeuvre.
13/07/2019 - 3/11/2019
Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Jahnstraße 42, 75173 Pforzheim, Germany
Different from - Ulla und Martin Kaufmann
For the artists, using the techniques before the gold and silver make the basic theme of their vessels, flatware and jewellery. With their practical and aesthetic qualities Ulla and Martin Kaufmann create works in a distinctive kind of classical modernism up to the present day.
15/08/10 - 28/10/2010
Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, UK
Een tijd van zien, 40 Jaar Beppe Kessler
A time for seeing, 40 year retrospective of Beppe Kessler
Look, see, discover. That is the basis of everything that the artist Beppe Kessler makes - an open eye for adventure. At Beppe Kessler there is always an extremely fruitful interaction between making the big and the small work: often one influences the other. Kessler regularly uses painting techniques in her jewellery and vice versa. All of Beppe Kessler's work is essentially sculptural. She makes no distinction between autonomous and functional objects: she is a draftsman who embroiders, a weaver who paints, a woodworker who makes jewellery; someone for whom choosing is not a choice. Beppe Kessler's work is modest, searching, suggestive. They are not aspects that dominate in today's hyper-communicative society. Kessler makes pieces that demand attention and peace; not only during the making, but also from the person looking at the result. The title of this exhibition comes from a poem by K. Schippers and not only refers to the artist's long-term career, but also serves as a call to the visitor to look, see, discover.
3/11/2019 - 1/03/2020
CODA museum, Vosselmanstraat 299, 7311 CL Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Beppe Kessler: Paintings & jewellery
The particular training of the Dutch artist Beppe Kessler in the sector of visual arts, as well as in weaving and, later, in experimental jewellery, reveals a language which is identified totally with these different disciplines. Proof of this is to be seen in her works of the ten-year period 1990-2000, when her canvases, already supports to paintings, became the same main material she used to create jewellery. In her works of the last ten years, Kessler has been experimenting with precious materials, using gold and gem stones - mainly transparent ones such as alabaster, rock crystal and agate, but also acrylic fibre. This new phase of her work is dominated by a different application of weaving techniques. Now she uses gold thread to penetrate translucent materials, creating arabesques inside them, or defining lines linking very different and contrasting elements in elaborate, complex necklaces.
28/10/2010 - 22/12/2010
Studio GR·20, Padua, Italy
Arthur Koby Jewelry: The Creative Eye
Koby is known for necklaces that draw inspiration from architecture and sculpture, bringing together unique and surprising materials as three-dimensional collage. Each of his creations is a one-of-a-kind object equally suited to accent eveningwear or a simple T-shirt. “Arthur Koby has been recognized for his creative combination of elements in necklaces sought by fashionable women,” says Kent State University Museum Director Jean Druesedow. “Designers such as Geoffrey Beene, Oscar de la Renta and Donna Karan asked him to design necklaces for their runway collections throughout the 1980s. This exhibition will provide students with the opportunity to see these imaginative accessories. These are statement pieces, and each has a different dramatic quality.” The exhibit will include works on loan from clients who have amassed collections of Arthur Koby’s jewelry, as well as from the designer himself.
25/10/2013 – 5/10/2015
Kent State University Museum, 515 Hilltop Drive, Kent, OH 44242-0001, USA
All that Matters… The Art of Ivaan Kotulsky in Retrospect
This exhibition shows jewellery, sculpture and objets d’art by the renowned Ukrainian Canadian metal artist Ivaan Kotulsky. Inspired by Lalique and Guimard, but especially by the artists of the Renaissance, Ivaan made objects of incredible beauty in gold, silver, bronze, copper, pewter, platinum and steel, as well as [in] his personal blend of steel and chrome. He used the ancient process of lost wax casting, doing his own polishing and finishing for quality control. Kotulsky had played an active role in the exhibit organizing committee but succumbed to illness and passed away in early December 2008.
23/01/2009 – 31/10/2009
Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Zwischen Natur und Künstlichkeit - Daniel Kruger: Schmuck und Keramik
Daniel Kruger: Between Nature and Artifice
This comprehensive exhibition is dedicated to the work of Daniel Kruger, a major protagonist of contemporary jewellery design. About 200 pieces of jewellery provide an overview of nearly forty years of creativity, which is fed by an inexhaustible curiosity about unconventional jewellery techniques and unusual materials. Hardly any other jewellery artist has so freely presented a very personal view of new visual worlds in the course of his work. Around 60 ceramic works are also on display.
11/12/2014 - 8/03/2015
GRASSI. Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Johannisplatz 5-11, 04103 - Leipzig, Germany
27/03/2015 - 14/06/2015
Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Jahnstraße 42, 75173 Pforzheim, Germany
9/07/2015 - 27/09/2015
Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau, Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst e. V., Altstädter Markt 6, 63450 Hanau, Germany
17/10/2015 – 14/01/2016
The Stedelijk Museum, De Mortel 4, 5211 HV 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands
Jewellery by Winfried Kruger
Well-defined contours, audacious shapes and surfaces, as well as playful contrasts, are only a few of the features that characterise the pieces of jewellery created by Winfried Kruger. The wide variety of stimulating impressions in his surroundings is far too inspiring to limit himself to certain materials only, or to a single subject-matter. Kruger worked as an instructor at the Technical College of Pforzheim’s Goldsmithing School until 2010 and was awarded the Baden-Württemberg State Prize for Arts and Crafts in 1992.
19/07/2014 – 19/10/2014
Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Jahnstrasse 42, D-75173, Pforzheim, Germany
Guntis Lauders: In Search of the Lost Court
Ten years ago – on May 20th, year 2000, the Putti gallery was opened with jewellery designer’s Guntis Lauders' solo show. This year, again in May, Guntis Lauders – wiser for 10 years and inspired by Shakespeare’s sonnets, invites you to his solo show “In Search for the Lost Court”.
28/05/2010 - 28/08/2010
Putti Art Gallery, Riga, Latvia
Suprematism Vision: Space Motifs in the Graphic Works and Jewellery Designs of Nadia Léger
The exhibition is dedicated to the art of Nadia Léger (1904-1982), a famous artist of the 20th century, a bright representative of the Parisian art school. The oeuvre of this talented painter and graphic artist, who was also engaged in monumental art and design, was the amalgam and reinterpretation of the major artistic trends of the 20th century, such as Cubism, Suprematism, Purism and Socialist Realism. In the 1960s and 1970s, Nadia Léger turned to an early period of her creative career dating back to the early 1920s that of the "flight forms". It was inspired by the dawn of the Space Age. of Yuri Gagarin’s feat stunned Nadia: this miracle, which became a reality, was perceived by her as the ultimate fulfilment of her teacher, the founder of Suprematism, Kazimir Malevich’s vision and earlier dreams. In 1970, Nadia Léger created a series of suprematism jewellery pieces based on her paintings and graphic works in gold, platinum, and diamonds. She presented the Soviet Union with thirty-seven pieces of precious "cosmic" jewellery – brooches, rings and watches in 1976. They were transferred to the Moscow Kremlin Museums in 1980, where they are preserved to this day. A remarkable collection of avant-garde jewellery will be on public display for the first time, and it will focus on a less explored aspect of Nadia Léger's outstanding talent. Along with the jewellery pieces, it will showcase a graphic portrait of Nadia, made by her husband Fernand Léger; Suprematist Compositions from the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts and Pablo Picasso’s drawing from the collection of the Karisalov family, depicting Yuri Gagarin as a soaring dove.
6/04/2021 – 01/09/2021
Anteroom of the Armoury Chamber, The Moscow Kremlin State Historical and Cultural Museum and Heritage Site, 103132 Russia, Moscow, Kremlin
Jens-Rüdiger Lorenzen: Jewellery Sculptures
The jewellery of Jens-Rüdiger Lorenzen is like miniature sculptures on the body. Jens-Rüdiger Lorenzen studied at the Art + Factory School, now the University of Pforzheim, to which in 1985 he was appointed as a lecturer and from which he retired in 2009. This exhibition features a retrospective of his work.
Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, Germany
26/02/2010 – 24/05/2010
Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Germany
Fritz Maierhofer, gioielli e sculture. Retrospettiva 1970-2015
Retrospective exhibition of the work of the Austrian artist Fritz Maierhofer.
11/09/2015 - 8/11/2015
Palazzo Zuckermann, Corso Garibaldi 33, Padua, Italy
Mass number and weight - Bruno Martinazzi
In association with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, this exhibition shows selected sculptures and jewelry of the acclaimed 85 year old master jeweller Bruno Martinazzi. The exhibition presents some 70 works from the goldsmith's oeuvre and shows the background of the artist and his aesthetic concerns.
21/05/09 – 30/08/09
Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Falko Marx. Jewellery from 1966 to 2009
Falko Marx (born 1940) has been for many years one of the most important jewellery artists from Cologne. He is renowned worldwide and is represented in major international, public and private collections with outstanding work. This exhibition will show a representative cross-section of work selected by the artist with around 60 works from all periods.
29/10/2009 - 10/01/2010
Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Cologne, Germany
Atelier Janiyé and the Legacy of Master Jeweler Miyé Matsukata
Celebrating the work and legacy of Boston-based jewelry artist Miyé Matsukata (1922–1981), this exhibition presents together for the first time a retrospective selection of Matsukata's work, alongside the work of her colleagues Nancy Wills Michel, Alexandra Solowij Watkins, and Yoshiko Yamamoto.
22/01/2011 – 24/07/2011
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, USA
The Jewelry of John Paul Miller
At once an artist, teacher, and craftsman, John Paul Miller personifies a lifetime of creative expression. This exhibition celebrates this living legend and master goldsmith in an installation of more than 50 of his incredible works, including sketchbooks and drawings, spanning nearly 60 years of his illustrious career.
16/06/2010 – 2/01/2011
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, USA
Touching Gold - Jacqueline Mina
Contemporary Applied Arts is delighted to announce the launch of Jacqueline Mina’s major retrospective show. Timed to follow her critically acclaimed show at The Goldsmiths’ Company, this touring exhibition offers the opportunity of acquiring rare and unrepeatable pieces dating from the 1980’s to the present day. The exhibition includes the few examples still available of ‘fusioninlay’ – a lavish brocade-like technique in gold & platinum, for which Mina is renowned alongside her exceptional examples of her bold and colourful jewellery in titanium. Jacqueline was winner of the Jerwood Prize for Applied Arts in 2000 and has recently shown at COLLECT with CAA’s sister gallery, Electrum. With previous solo shows at the V&A Museum and frequent international exhibitions, her exquisite work is in high demand.
5/08/2011 – 3/09/2011
The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ, UK
17/06/2011 – 23/07/2011
Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK
19/11/2011 – 15/01/2012
Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1BB UK
Dialogues in Gold - the Jewellery of Jacqueline Mina
Jacqueline Mina is one of the UK's leading goldsmiths. This exhibition will unite, for the first time, significant loans from public and private collections with an exciting selection of new work. Each piece showcases her unique style and mastery of precious metals.
31/01/2011 – 26/02/2011
Goldsmiths' Hall, London, UK
Gioielli Vertiginosi. Ada Minola e le avanguardie artistiche a Torino nel secondo dopoguerra
Dizzying jewels. Ada Minola and the artistic avant-garde at Turin after WWII
This exhibition, curated by Paola Stroppiana, is devoted to gold jewellery and in particular that of the artistic and human personality Ada Minola (1912-1993): versatile sculptor, goldsmith, entrepreneur and gallery owner, active in Turin in the second half of the 20th century. It is divided into five sections and shows publicly for the first time 120 jewels which represent the main production characteristics of the goldsmith, focusing on different areas of stylistic influences: from Art Nouveau to Artist's Jewellery, from comparisons with the sculptures of Pomodoro and Lucio Fontana to the neo-Baroque period, from dialogues with the works of Umberto Mastroianni to the universal aesthetic influences of the brilliant architect Carlo Mollino. To enrich the exhibition there is also a constant reference to works of art, drawings, books, and archive photographs that place the objects on display in their accurate historical context. Accompanying the exhibition is a catalogue published by Silvana Editoriale, with texts by Paola Stroppiana and a rich iconography, made possible thanks to the valuable contribution of Gian Enzo Sperone.
6/05/2016 – 12/09/2016
Palazzo Madama, Museo Civico d’Arte Antica, Piazza Castello, 10122 Torino, Italy
The Miniature Worlds of Bruce Metcalf
This is the first exhibition and first major monograph with a retrospective view of the artist’s work. Featuring approximately sixty pieces dating from the 1970s to the present, the exhibition conceptualizes Metcalf’s work in relationship to his interest in architecture, the comics, and the narrative. It examines the social, moral, and political issues that Metcalf has raised in published essays about the handmade and that are acted out by his rueful bigheaded and vulnerable protagonists on miniature stages. In their dual life as wearable brooches, they venture into the world, where they engage the unsuspecting viewer with their stories and distinctive visual language.
10/11/2009 - 10/01/2010
Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA, USA
11/02/2010 - 11/04/2010
Southwest School of Art & Craft, San Antonio TX, USA
28/05/2010 - 22/08/2010
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR, USA
September 2010 - January 2011
Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Tributaries: Jillian Moore
Moore kicks off the Tributaries series for 2009 with an exhibition of her carefully detailed anthropomorphic sculpture and jewelry. Of her work Moore writes "Recently, I've been combining forms that I find appealing based on my interests in biology. I've been creating jewelry forms that become extensions of the body-invented symbiotic organisms. I'm also interested in small sculptural forms that are becoming more abstractly figural as they evolve. I enjoy what is both repellent and seductive."
27/02/2009 - 11/04/2009
The Metal Museum, Memphis, TN, USA
Attitude and Alchemy: The Metalwork of Gary Noffke
Gary Lee Noffke has been described as “a pacesetter” and the “ultimate maverick.” For nearly 50 years, he has consistently and simultaneously created jewelry, hollowware, and flatware, passionately exploring surface, form, and function. This is the first museum-organized project about this consummate artist in almost 20 years. Dating from the 1960s to present day, the exhibition includes approximately 124 examples of his silver and gold hollowware, flatware, and jewelry in addition to a selection of objects forged in steel.
2/04/2011 – 11/09/2011
Mint Museum UPTOWN at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC, USA
Spring at Palazzo Fortuny: Barbara Paganin. Open Memory
A Venetian artist, Barbara Paganin (b. 1961) studied metals and jewellery at the Istituto Statale d’Arte in Venice and sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Venice. She worked for about a year in the technical department of Venini and then began teaching professional design in 1987 at the Istituto Statale d’Arte Pietro Selvatico in Padua. Since 1988, she has held the chair in professional design for the art of metals and jewellery at the Istituto Statale d’Arte in Venice, now the Liceo Artistico Michelangelo Guggenheim, where she also teaches design projects. In 2002, she taught a Master class at the Royal College of London. This exhibition presents jewels and stories that draw their inspiration from the emotions of their past, but which immediately open up to the world too, exploring the memories of others. Tangible elements of a borrowed memory: 19th-century miniatures, porcelain animal good-luck charms depicting mice, hippopotamuses, rabbits, ivory elephants, a little compass, the queen from a chess set… Every brooch tells a story, which can be imagined differently by every observer, adapting it to his own memory. There is no single key to interpret it, but instead a different one for every “reader” of this album of memories composed chapter after chapter. The 25 works are planned as a single corpus, on which Paganin has worked continuously over the past two years, and are designed to be displayed all together for the first time at Palazzo Fortuny.
8/03/2014 – 14/07/2014
Palazzo Fortuny, San Marco 3958, 30124 Venice, Italy
Earl Pardon's Portable Art: Jewelry and Design
This exhibition presents a rare display of more than 100 works by celebrated Southern-born American designer Earl Pardon. On view will be 88 pieces of Pardon's jewellery (which he referred to as his "portable works of art") and a selection of his homeware designs, many of which have never been exhibited together. The assortment of homewares include exceptional examples of production work Pardon created as the assistant director of design for Towle Silversmiths in the 1950s. The jewellery in the exhibition dates from the 1950s to the early 1990s and includes many pieces that reflect Pardon's signature style and inventive use of colour, form, pattern and texture. The artist's often abstract compositions employed the full range of colours available through enamelling, as well as various natural materials including abalone shell, precious metals, gemstones, ivory and ebony. Pardon's jewellery is known for its intimate relationship with the wearer, often having elements in the design that could only be seen and understood by the individual.
High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree Street, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
I gioielli di Pinocchio
The story of Pinocchio, by a Tuscan writer, has inspired painters, directors, actors, artists, educators, psychologists; it is extraordinary to read them again, even at different ages, because they always reserve surprises. The exhibition "Fabled playfulness for joys of ornament: the jewels of Pinocchio", previously shown in 1997 and now completely recreated, displays the work of Giuseppe "Beppe" Pasciutti, including drawings (preparatory and definitive) and the jewels that were realised from those sketches by a goldsmith company in Valenza.
17/03/2018 - 15/04/2018
Museo del Bijou, Via Azzo Porzio, 9 - 26041 - Casalmaggiore (CR), Italy
Silver Seduction: The Art of Mexican Modernist Antonio Pineda
In the years following the Mexican Revolution (1910–20), Mexican jewelry and other silver objects were crafted with an entirely innovative approach, informed by modernism and the creation of a new Mexican national identity. Antonio Pineda was a member of the Taxco School and is recognized as a world-class designer. Pineda’s jewelry is especially known for its elegant acknowledgment of the human form. It is often said that a Pineda fits the body perfectly, that it feels right when it is worn. Nearly two hundred examples of Pineda’s acclaimed silver work will be displayed.
24/08/2008 - 15/03/2009
Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
4/06/2010 – 2/01/2011
Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Des bijoux à la manière de Pierre-Alain Pingoud
In this unique exhibition, Pierre-Alain Pingoud, a Swiss artist resident in Taroudant, reveals his creative side, inspired by Berber jewellery without giving any impression of imitation. This Amazigh world represents for the artist a true melting pot of generosity in the field of creation of jewellery from which he draws ideas which he reinvents in his own way. For Pierre-Alain Pingoud, the jewel must be invested with its origin; adornment. It must get away from all affectation, both in its form and in its monetary value. It is matched to the wearer; it is individual, it carries in its the function the circumstances of clothing, mood. A rich and diverse collection to discover at the Musée de la Palmeraie.
15/04/2014 – 30/06/2014
Musée de l'art de vivre de Marrakech, 2, Derb Chérif , Diour Saboun, Marrakech, Médina, Morocco
Jewellery by Gio’ Pomodoro. The sign and the Ornament
From his first jewellery items in the 1950s, with which he took part at the Venice Bienniele in 1956, Maestro Gio’ Pomodoro (Orciano di Pesaro 1930 - Milan 2002) developed his gold art production autonomously and constantly over the decades, often in preparation of the results of his sculptures, for which he is universally famous. Exploring the potential of shape and material, even as far back as 1953, Gio’ was already applying the extremely ancient technique of casting gold in cuttlebones, carved in the negative, thus obtaining particular textures on the surfaces, enhancing an extraordinary decorative element. The various types of gold, pink and white, the purposefully moderated inclusion of precious stones, the white gold edging and upside-down border settings characterized his jewellery, which proclaimed a strong organic component and expressed a shift from the figurative to the informal.
22/03/2018 - 2/09/2018
Museo del Gioiello, Piazza dei Signori, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
Necklace for an Elephant and Other Stories. The Working Lives of David Poston
Exuberant and thought-provoking, David Poston’s jewellery designs are, at the same time, minimal and sensual. He always wanted to make jewellery which related to the wearer’s self and which could be worn as much of the day and night as possible. Besides being a jeweller of international fame, Poston has pursued several other careers, some of them simultaneously. For the first time, this exhibition brings together the different aspects of his creative career to show the significant wider impact he has made.
6/12/2014 – 25/01/2015
The Ruthin Craft Centre, Centre for the Applied Arts, Park Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire LL15 1BB, UK
Middlesex University, Hendon campus, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT, UK
25/04/2015 – 21/06/2015
The Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 3LW, UK
1/07/2015 – 13/09/2015
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB, UK
20/09/2015 – 7/11/2015
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Parklands, Milton Keynes MK14 5DZ UK
1/01/2016 – 20/01/2016
School of Jewellery, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Vittoria Street, Birmingham B1 3PA, UK
12/02/2016 – 26/03/2016
Dovecot Gallery, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LT, UK
Felicity Powell - Charmed Life: The solace of objects
This exhibition is the result of the artist Felicity Powell’s engagement with a collection of 1400 amulets assembled by the Edwardian amateur folklorist Edward Lovett. One of the few people to have had access to this curious collection of ‘charms’, once carried in the pockets of Londoners for luck or protection, Powell was intrigued by the silent witness they bore to countless personal narratives. Amulets have appeared throughout history and across many cultures in an infinite variety of forms. Each has been invested with the hope or belief that it could somehow mediate on behalf of its owner. Reflecting on the potency – sometimes alluring, sometimes repellent – of these much-touched objects, Powell found parallels with her own artistic practice.
6/10/2011 – 26/02/2012
Wellcome Collection, London NW1 2BE, UK
Made in Aotearoa: Jewellery by Alan Preston
This exhibition showcases one of New Zealand’s greatest artisans, whose desire to create a “jewellery of this place” saw him spearhead a movement in favour of materials from Aotearoa and the Pacific. In the late 1970s Alan Preston abandoned western jewellery making traditions in favour of locally found materials and techniques. From delicate shell necklaces to politically charged sovereignty badges, Preston began crafting beautiful objects with symbolic meaning. The exhibition features some of his most riveting work, much of it influenced and discovered between the tides and inspired by artefacts at Auckland Museum.
7/03/2009 - 31/05/2009
Auckland Museum, Auckland, New Zealand
Dorothea Prühl – Necklaces
Dorothea Prühl is a leading exponent of the current art jewellery scene. Her aesthetic stance is informed by abstract impressions from nature, concentration on essentials, eminent sensitivity and sculptural power. She makes basic statements in gold and silver – but also in wood, aluminium, titanium and stainless steel – impressions manifest in generously proportioned, clear entities. Starting with what is there, she tracks it down to its inmost core, applying to its quintessence a new aesthetic idiom – it might be a flower, the wind, a house, birds in flight …
14/03/09 – 17/05/09
The Neue Sammlung, State Museum of Applied Arts and Design, Munich, Germany
Wendy Ramshaw: Black & White
Wendy Ramshaw CBE RDI, one of the UK's leading contemporary designers reflects on the use of black and white materials within her jewellery, from the 1960s to the present day. Diamonds, gold, perspex, paper, ceramic and moonstone to name a few. The Lesley Craze Gallery has been an internationally recognised showcase for contemporary jewellery, metalwork and textiles for nearly 30 years. It represents up to 100 different artists from the world over: Australia, France, Germany, Korea, Japan, Italy, Sweden and, of course, the very best of emerging and renowned names from the UK.
8/05/2014 – 7/06/2014
Lesley Craze Gallery, 35 Clerkenwell Green London EC1R 0DU, UK
Wendy Ramshaw: Room of Dreams
As one of Britain's leading contemporary designers, Wendy Ramshaw is renowned for her stunning jewellery and distinctive large-scale public art. This major exhibition will show key pieces spanning the past fifty years of her acclaimed career. A fully illustrated book will accompany the exhibition.
28/03/2012 – 24/06/2012
Terrace rooms, Somerset House, The Strand, London WC2R 1LA, UK
12/09/2014 – 4/12/2014
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA), Centre Square, Middlesbrough TS1 2AZ, UK
23/05/2015 – 22/05/2016
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH, UK
Maria Paola Ranfi. Gioiello intimo colloquio
Maria Paola Ranfi. An Intimate Jewellery Conversation
An exhibition of over 60 pieces of jewellery and sculpture by the artist Maria Paola Ranfi made with lost wax in gold, bronze, silver and precious stones with rare and very special cuts, from the 1990s until today. it is divided into different sections: Liberty and animalier suggestions; The path of the soul; The awakening of the righteous, plus new works from the unpublished collection Mutanti, the Venetian Mask series, and some Sculptures in resin, ceramic and bronze. Maria Paola Ranfi's jewels, particularly in tune with the style and atmosphere of the Casina delle Civette that hosts them, are true "sculptures to wear" as she herself likes to define them. Elegance, balance and movement characterise the important shapes that, with great artisan knowledge, Maria Paola Ranfi always manages to harmonise with the bodies to which they are destined, creating an "intimate conversation".
26/10/2019 - 26/01/2020
Museums of Villa Torlonia, Casina delle Civette, Via Santa Lucia, 59, 35139 Padova PD, Italy
21/01/2020 - 29/03/2020
Musei di Villa Torlonia - Casina delle Civette, Via Nomentana 70 - 00161 Roma, Italy
The Portland Miniatures: JAR
Joel Arthur Rosenthal, known as JAR, is celebrated for his intricate and extraordinary jewellery. The Paris-based designer makes work for an elite clientele; drawing from the natural beauty of precious stones, and combining their often vibrant colour with sculptural design. His finely tuned expert eye and exacting personal taste are second to none. For this exhibition, JAR turns his eye to The Portland Miniatures. He has chosen an intriguing selection of jewel-sized paintings. In addition, these miniatures are accompanied by some of his favourite pieces of jewellery from The Portland Collection. A highlight of the exhibition is a pair of rings that we believe were last together in 1786 – this exhibition will bring them together for the first time in over 230 years.
22/05/2018 – 31/12/2018
The Harley Gallery, The Courtyard at Welbeck, A60 Mansfield Road, Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3LW, UK
Jewels by JAR
This exhibition features more than 400 works by one of the most acclaimed jewelry designers of the last thirty-five years, Joel A. Rosenthal, who works in Paris under the name JAR. Born in New York and educated at Harvard, Rosenthal moved to Paris soon after his graduation in 1966 and began to experiment with jewelry making. JAR opened in 1978 on the Place Vendôme—the same space he occupies today. Very early in his career, Rosenthal revealed his superb sense of color, whether in the hue of an exotic violet sapphire, the shimmer of topaz and ruby, or the simple clarity of a perfect diamond. His works quickly became known for their unique design, the quality of their stones, and their remarkable craftsmanship, but above all for their fearless beauty. He is known for his pavé technique—the setting of small stones so close together that they appear as a continuous surface of jewels—and uses subtle gradations of color to create a painterly effect. This exhibition is be the first devoted to a contemporary artist of gems at the Metropolitan Museum and will feature a selection of JAR's finest pieces—from jewels in classical flower forms and organic shapes to witty objets d'art—all executed with the most exquisite gem stones including diamonds, sapphires, garnets, topazes, tourmalines, and citrines in an original combination of colors. Rosenthal's one-of-a-kind creations place him among the ranks of history's greatest jewelers. The exhibition will be the first retrospective of his work in America; the only other major exhibition of Rosenthal's work was held in 2002 at Somerset House in London.
20/11/2013 - 9/03/2014
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street), New York, NY 10028, USA
Rings of Dieter Roth. Wearable art of a universal artist
The renowned Swiss painter, graphic artist, sculptor, object artist, typographer and poet Dieter Roth (1930 - 1998) developed since 1959 over a period of twenty years for the goldsmith Hans Langenbacher a series of finger rings. On display are all (approximately 50) rings and ring attachments, plus prints, sketches, designs, drawings and correspondence between Roth and Langenbacher.
29/10/2009 - 10/01/2010
Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Cologne, Germany
Ich sage Schmuck, aber meine den kreativen Prozess. Gerd Rothmann. Schmuck und Gerät
I say jewellery, but mine is a creative process. Gerd Rothmann. Jewellery and artefacts
Gerd Rothmann began his training as a gold and silversmith at the State Academy Hanau exactly 50 years ago, after an apprenticeship as a toolmaker. In this exhibiiton, 120 exhibits can be seen in 34 display cases, a retrospective of works from 1967 until today.
18/09/2011 – 9/11/2011
Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, Germany
Fantasien in Gold und Silber
Fantasies in gold and silver
Caroline Rügge has had a gallery workshop in Fleischauerstrasse in Lübeck since 1996 and has made a name for herself as a goldsmith with her individual jewellery and object design in the Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg art scene. In her impressive pieces of jewellery, chandeliers and vessels, she combines gold, silver and (semi) precious stones with paper, wood, stone, metal and glass. This creates exciting works between usability and pure aesthetics. The motifs that Caroline Rügge uses in her jewellery and vessels are often borrowed from nature and modelled in silver and gold. But there are also pieces of jewellery in which she processes parts found in nature directly. So some works are not really portable in the end, e.g. if filigree wasp nests adorn the finger ring, but that is precisely what gives them a new, purely artistic facet.
Spring 2021 - cancelled due to covid
Ostholstein Museum, Schlossplatz 1, 23701 Eutin, Germany
Philip Sajet: Collections Collected
Philip Sajet makes jewellery which combines a high level of aesthetics with an unprecedented level of discipline. CODA Museum in Apeldoorn presents the retrospective exhibition "Collected Collections' of the renowned jewellery artist Philip Sajet. This special exhibition contains 14 collections, generously made available by dedicated collectors of the work of Philip Sajet.
18/09/2010 - 18/03/2011
Coda Museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Jewels of the Imagination: Radiant Masterworks by Jean Schlumberger from the Mellon Collection
The glittering jewellery designs of Jean Schlumberger were the epitome of mid-century elegance. Inspired by nature, his creations graced such notable style icons as Jacqueline Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn. This exhibition highlights the work of this innovative artist, placing his jewellery and objets d’art as inimitable examples of 20th-century design. Beginning his career as a designer of costume jewellery for couturier Elsa Schiaparelli in the 1930s, Schlumberger was, by 1956, Vice President of Tiffany & Co. with his own design salon at their Fifth Avenue headquarters. He drew inspiration from such exotic locales as Bali, India, and Thailand, and this is reflected by his lively, experimental designs that play with colour, movement, and shape. This exhibition brings together the extensive Schlumberger collection of Rachel Lambert “Bunny” Mellon, donated to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts between 1985 and 2015. It is the largest, most comprehensive public collection of Jean Schlumberger’s work in the world.
15/12/2018 - 31/03/2019
Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg
255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
Jean Schlumberger: Twentieth Century Treasures from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
This exhibition features more than 100 unique pieces of visually stunning jewellery and accessories designed by mid-20th century artist-jeweller Jean Schlumberger. From crafting costume jewellery for the Surrealist fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli in 1930s Paris to heading his own private salon at New York’s Tiffany & Co. beginning in the 1950s, Schlumberger was known for inventive interpretations of animal and botanical subjects and iconic pieces that came to define mid-century chic.
30/05/2019 - 1/09/2019
National Museum of China (NMC), 16 East Chang'an Avenue, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
15/10/2019 - 15/01/2020
National Museum of Qatar, Museum Park Street, Doha, Qatar
The Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection of Jean Schlumberger
Artist-jeweler Jean Schlumberger transformed 20th-century fashion with his sculptural designs for vibrant and whimsical jewellery and accessories inspired by nature. From crafting costume jewellery for designer Elsa Schiaparelli in 1930s Paris to heading his own private salon at New York’s Tiffany & Co. beginning in the 1950s, Schlumberger was known for inventive interpretations of animal and botanical subjects and iconic pieces that came to define mid-century chic. His witty designs for objects ranging from cigarette cases and pill boxes to brooches, necklaces, and bracelets were popular with some of the most celebrated women of the day and are among the highlights of the Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection of Jean Schlumberger at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. VMFA now holds the largest and most comprehensive public collection of jewellery and art objects by this renowned French designer. These works of art — many of which are on public display for the first time — collectively reveal the dedication to perfection and beauty, dazzling imagination, and clarity of vision that united the artist and his great patron.
10/02/2017 - 18/06/2017
VMFA (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts), 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia, 23220, USA
Ina Seidl. Jewellery
Inspired by bees and honeycombs, Ina Seidl forms unique surfaces and structures using wax, in order to use the material that has now processed to the point of no longer being recognizable for her unique items of cast jewelry. The metamorphosis that the pieces of jewelry undergo while being produced symbolize those changes that characterize life.
5/05/2010 – 26/10/2010
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
Radical. Peter Skubic. Jewellery
The Austrian Peter Skubic (*1935) is still considered the 'agent provocateur' among jewellery artists today. His first works in gold were created around 1969. At that time he and his friends declared: "We're creating art. That's a revolution." Within a short time he was considered one of the most highly-regarded and influential newcomers in this field internationally. The central principles of his design are austerity, clarity of proportion, precision, radical minimalism and uncompromising rebelliousness. Tension brooches, balancing objects - these are characteristic namings of just two groups of works. The artist/engineer Peter Skubic sees making jewellery as an experiment, a body happening, a creative liberating act going beyond established borders.
19/03/2011 – 15/05/2011
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith
Organized by the Brooklyn Museum of Art, this exhibition features 24 pieces of silver and gold jewelry, primarily the gift of Charles Russell, Smith’s companion and heir, created by African American artist, Art Smith, as well as select pieces by his contemporaries. Inspired by surrealism, biomorphism, and primitivism, Smith was one of the leading modernist jewelers of the mid-twentieth century. His work is dynamic in both size and form. The presentation is enriched by archival materials from the artist’s estate, including sketches, tools, and model photos. Smith was an active supporter of black and gay civil rights, an avid jazz enthusiast, and a supporter of early black modern dance groups.
14/05/2008 - 21/02/2010
Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY, USA
22/02/2014 – 18/05/2014
Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, USA
14/06/2014 – 7/12/2014
Dallas Museum of Art DMA, 1717 North Harwood, Dallas, Texas 75201, USA
21/06/2015 – 13/09/2015
The High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree Street, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
Jewellery by Bettina Speckner and Daniel Spoerri
Bettina Speckner's jewellery invites the viewer to pause for a while and figure out the secret behind the faded photos of former times. Her pieces encourage us to approach them while at the same time warning us to handle them with care.
8/02/2014 – 27/04/2014
Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Jahnstrasse 42, D-75173, Pforzheim, Germany
Fired, Crafted and Blown
New ceramic jewellery from Jane Stirzaker-Evans
17/09/2011 – 21/01/2012
Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HP, UK
Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
This 25 year survey of the work of Melbourne-based jeweller and maker Blanche Tilden reveals her remarkable and critically acclaimed practice. Tilden has a unique approach to her materials, in particular, glass, which she explores both as a material for jewellery making and deploys as a metaphor for the connections between making, industry, the wearable object and the body. Her fascination with mechanical devices, fuelled by a desire to understand how things work, continually inspires her work. This first comprehensive survey of Tilden’s career includes historical and contemporary works loaned from numerous public and private collections. Tilden has reinterpreted previous work to create new forms that expand on her preoccupations with value, mechanical movement, and industrial and architectural uses of glass, translating something of the macro immensity of the built and material world to the intimacy of the jewellery object.
8/05/2021 - 1/08/2021
Geelong Gallery, Little Malop Street, Geelong 3220, Australia
Le trésor des bijoux d'Elsa
This exhibition shows 30 out of 56 parures (including forty-eight necklaces) made by Elsa Triolet, the muse of Louis Aragon, which belong to the commune of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray. The early 1930s were not a good period. Aragon and Triolet had little money, and the costume jewellery she made, and which they sold door to door, became a major source of income for them. It even happened that some was sold to renowned designers such as Elsa Schiaparelli, Captain Molyneux, Paul Poiret and Madeleine Vionnet.
29/01/2014 – 10/02/2014
La chapelle Saint-Elme, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
14/11/2015 - 3/04/2016
Musée d’Art, Histoire et Archéologie, 6 rue Charles Corbeau, 27000 Evreux, France
28/10/2017 - 12/03/2018
Château-Musée, H Rue de Chastes, 76200 Dieppe, France
Rings etc.- Jewellery of Barbara Uderzo
Collection of Blob rings and brooches
21/03/2009 – 26/04/2009
Casa Cogollo detta del Palladio, Vicenza, Italy
Jewellery Circus/Smykkesirkus - Felieke van der Leest
Originally hailing from the Netherlands, Felieke van der Leest now lives and works in Hardanger, Norway, where she creates toys and humoristic jewellery with plastic animals, precious metals and textiles. Educated as both a pictorial artist and a goldsmith, she has developed a singular expression by enriching jewellery design with textile techniques. Van der Leest is represented by galleries in Tokyo, New York and Amsterdam, and her works are coveted and collected by individuals and museums the world over. In 2006 the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art presented the exhibition Jewellery Fables, which included an overview of her artistic practice. With the uniqueness and humour of the hippopotamus-ring Prima Ballerina Hippo-Lolita and Cowboy Lion Cub’s Necklace, it is easy to understand why van der Leest’s works are popular. But, she warns, ‘you need guts to wear these things, because you will attract attention’.
29/05/2010 – 9/01/2011
West Norway Museum of Decorative Art, Bergen, Norway
Jean Vendome, Artist Jeweler
Jean Vendome, an adventurous creator and true artist, created his own world of art. He bucked fashion trends with his own personal and pioneering style, which means that his pieces have personality, but are also visually balanced owing to their proportionality with the golden ratio. Simple yet sophisticated, powerful yet intricate, eccentric yet well-designed, constructed and deconstructed, Jean Vendome’s jewellery is emotional and never rational. In order to be appreciated fully, it must be loved and understood, as it is the jewellery that chooses the wearer. The private collections on display will emphasise the visionary side of his creations. 130 pieces will be on show, including Aléna Caillois’ wonderful necklace. The retrospective will also feature pieces from public collections at institutions including the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, as well as the sword of the academician Roger Caillois, on special loan from the Musée des Confluences in Lyon.
15/12/2020 - 28/08/2021
L'École in Paris, 31 rue Danielle Casanova 75001 Paris, France
Tone Vigeland. Schmuck - Objekt - Skulptur
Scandinavian studio jewellery is quite inconceivable without Tone Vigeland and her oeuvre. Already in the early 1960s, Tone Vigeland’s jewellery featured regularly in what are today considered legendary exhibitions and publications, for example, in the 1961 “International Exhibition of Modern Jewellery” at Goldsmiths' Hall London, which first presented to the public the emerging studio jewellery movement. Now Die Neue Sammlung is devoting to the grande dame of Scandinavian studio jewellery the first solo show on the European continent outside Scandinavia – 50 years after her first solo presentation took place 1967 in Kunstnerneshus in Oslo. The exhibition has been produced in close collaboration with the artist. Featuring some 150 works it provides an overview of Tone Vigeland’s studio jewellery from the years 1958 to 1995, an overview accompanied by a selection of objects and sculptures from 1998 until today.
11/03/2017 - 11/06/2017
Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, Barer Straße 40, 80333 München, Germany
David Watkins - Artist in Jewellery, a Retrospective View (1972 - 2010)
Celebrate the career of David Watkins, leading British artist jeweller and sculptor in metal. This retrospective will feature 68 pieces of jewellery that show how his early jewellery as miniature sculptures developed to become large scale wearable objects that also exist independently as art objects. The use of different techniques, materials and styles displayed across these pieces will show his versatility as an artist jeweller and herald Watkins as a contemporary force in international design.
24/07/09 – 18/10/09
Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Germany
23/02/2010 – 26/09/2010
Victoria & Albert Museum/V&A South Kensington, London, UK
Designing for Doris - David Webb Jewelry
The desire to fashion something new and fabulous from something old and cherished brought Doris Duke into David Webb's New York jewellery shop for the first time in November 1957. The resulting spectacular diamond brooch was just the first of many treasures that Duke would commission from David Webb in the next 12 years. In 1957 Duke also reopened Rough Point, her childhood summer home, after an absence of many years. Newport inspired her interest in another kind of renewal – the revitalization of the city's Colonial streetscapes and in 1968 the founding of the Newport Restoration Foundation. In both design pursuits Duke played a close personal role, and drawings allowed her to follow and respond throughout the creative process. Each of the thirty drawings in this exhibition tells the story of jewellery commissioned by Doris Duke (1912-1993) or the restoration of 18th-century buildings in Newport. They were drawn by the jeweller David Webb (1925-1975) and his staff of renderers or by architects employed by the Newport Restoration Foundation, and they all represent a transformation or reinvention of one sort or another. Tying them together is a common thread of practical beauty inspired by the singular personality of Doris Duke, for whom they were made.
5/04/2018 – 11/11/2018
Rough Point Mansion, Newport Restoration Foundation, Newport, RI, USA
David Webb: Society's Jeweler
This exhibition will explore Webb as a jewelry designer whose work was realized with technical mastery and who was viewed as a high-society figure whose clientele included Jacqueline Kennedy, Doris Duke, and Diana Vreeland. The exhibition will bring together some 80 extraordinary examples of Webb jewelry: necklaces, rings, and other pieces rendered in hammered gold, jade, coral, enamel, and precious stones. In addition, the exhibition will feature preparatory drawings and special displays that will offer behind-the-scenes perspectives on the making of Webb jewelry. Artworks, photographs, publications, and advertisements also will situate Webb within the visual culture of the 1960s.
16/01/2014 - 13/04/2014
Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, USA
NOW – Jewels by Norman Weber
Exhibition of the work of the Schwäbisch jeweller born in 1964. Weber's jewellery includes both what is fashionable,and what is traditional, its entire history, while its complete transformation, its satire, its exaggeration and its negation, are always performed with joy and ambiguity.
2/09/2010 - 5/11/2010
Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, Germany
8/05/2011 – 28/08/2011
Museum und Galerie im Prediger, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
Loud Bones: The Jewelry of Nancy Worden
Nancy Worden is a Seattle artist who creates intensely personal narrative jewelry that explores universal themes and various rites of passage from a woman’s perspective. Organized by the Tacoma Art Museum, the exhibition presents a wide range of work created over the past 35 years drawn from public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe.
27/06/2009 - 11/10/2009
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, USA
21/11/09 - 17/01/2010
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, Oregon, USA
Max Ernst – The Würth Collection
Max Ernst (1891–1976) ranks among the most inspiring and influential artists of the 20th century. His oeuvre’s charismatic appeal has lasted well beyond his era. Parts of his biographical notes are fictitious, and he always remained ironically detached from his own works and techniques. His pictures feature figurative elements as well as imaginary forms, and his works have been created from mixed media. Max Ernst was a crossover artist and a master of the realm of “in-betweenness”. Like his life, his oeuvre is characterised by disjunctions and thematic changes, both of which combine to express his visionary, sceptical concept of the world. In the Würth Collection, Max Ernst occupies a central artistic position. A unique collection of books and graphics constitutes the core of the Max Ernst section, making this surrealist’s almost unsurpassably diverse, seemingly boundless visual universe experientially accessible, starting from his very first creations all the way through to his fantastic later works. Several of the artist’s sculptures will also be displayed in this exhibition. In addition, the Jewellery Museum will be showcasing selected pieces from its own collection to enter into dialog with Max Ernst’s artworks.
18/07/2020 - 17/01/2021
Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Jahnstraße 42, 75173 Pforzheim, Germany
Helga Zahn. Schmuck. Unikat und Serie
Helga Zahn was one of the leading jewellery artists in the United Kingdom in the 1960s and 1970s, but was born in Germany in 1936. In 1957, she exchanged her home town for the bustling life of London, where she made her start in the "swinging sixties" and the emergence of the "pop art movement". She was one of the mainstays of "studio jewellery", a post-World War II movement that understood jewellery as a novel and independent art form. The exhibition, conceived by the Neue Sammlung, for the first time honours this almost forgotten jewellery artist and shows a large part of her rich oeuvre.
3/03/2020 - 31/05/2020 - cancelled due to corona virus
Pinakothek der Moderne, Barer St. 40, München, Germany
Alberto Zorzi Unicum – Jewellery and Silver 2000-2010
80 unique works of Alberto Zorzi (Padua, 1958): sculptural jewellery (gold, silver, precious stones, oil painting, glass), plus six large silver works that at first glance seem only decorative, whereas they hide the function of "revealing" the vases, bowls, centerpieces. All created in the last decade, they were specifically selected by the artist for their relationship with the place, space, objects, clothing and textiles in the museum.
4/09/2010 – 9/01/2011
Museo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
Zorzi 1973-2009: Jewellery, silver and drawings
Alberto Zorzi’s incessant research into the jeweller’s art is presented here in the form of a one man show devoted to the artist-goldsmith from Padua, whose work is already present in the permanent collection of contemporary jewellery in the Museo degli Argenti of Palazzo Pitti. Over thirty years of activity and an inexhaustible creative vein translated into the most sophisticated techniques which, every time and in every piece, reinterpret and repropose the relations of the metal and the precious stones with form in space. This is not only the absolute and abstract space of the showcase, but rather the space of that special shape, always the same and always different, that is the human body.
29/07/2009 – 01/11/2009
Museo degli Argenti, Florence, Italy