Jewelry of Ideas opens at Cooper Hewitt Design Museum

Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection  celebrates the recent gift from the renowned collector to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Opening November 16th and on view through May 28, 2018, the exhibition, co-curated by Ursula Ilse-Neuman and Cooper Hewitt, features 150 brooches, necklaces, bracelets and rings, and traces radical developments in jewelry…

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MFA Houston acquires Myra Mimlitsch-Gray’s Split Slab

We are thrilled to announce that Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has added Myra Mimlitsch-Gray‘s Split Slab to their permanent collection. They join an illustrious list of museums including Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt, The Detroit Institute of Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Arts and Design, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, London’s…

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Jamie Bennett to lecture on the work of June Schwarcz at the Smithsonian

Gallery artist and world renowned enamelist, Jamie Bennett, will discuss June Schwarcz’s work  in conjunction with her exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery. Pioneering artist June Schwarcz (1918–2015) was one of the most innovative enamelists of the 20th century, creating a remarkably varied body of work over a career spanning more than 60 years. Her technical…

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SILVER THEN AND NOW at New York’s City Museum

Curated by Jeannine Falino, New York Silver, Then and Now links the rich history of silversmithing in New York City to present-day artistic practice. It features newly commissioned works by leading metalworkers, created in response to historical objects from the Museum’s collection. The Museum’s holdings, widely recognized as one of the foremost collections of American silver…

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MEDUSA exhibition opens in Paris with six of our artists

JEWELLERY AND TABOOS City of Paris’ Museum of Modern Art From May 19th to November 05th 2017 Jewellery elicits undeniable reactions of “attraction/repulsion”, depending on who designs it, wears it, or looks at it, much like the terrifying face of the mythical Medusa. Though jewellery is one of the most ancient forms of human expression,…

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Not Clay… Myra Mimlitsch-Gray in CFile

A nice shout-out in the prominent clay blog and foundation, C-File! Myra Mimlitsch-Gray’s work was exhibited this past week in our booth at Collective Design Fair and the answer we gave most often when asked about thew work: “No, It’s not clay!” in fact, Mimlitsch-Gray employs a process in which she coats her steel sculptures in vitreous,…

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Bucci in Channeling Nature By Design at PMA

  In the last few decades, Marc Newson, Zaha Hadid, Doug Bucci, and others have grappled with what nature means in our tech-driven world through varied approaches. Some designers allude to a loose concept of the organic through playful forms that suggest living organisms, while others emphasize the responsible use of materials and energy. More…

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Newark Museum acquires Helen Britton Wildstone Brooch

We are pleased to announce that The Newark Museum has acquired a recent piece by gallery artist, Helen Britton. The brooch (above) is from the Wildstone series. You can read more about the series here and more about Helen’s work here.  

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NYT Style Singapore on Lauren Kalman’s social message

In the recent edition of T: The New York Times Style Magazine Singapore, Lauren Kalman discusses her recent work with writer Guan Tan: It was two in the afternoon in Detroit, but three in the morning here. The air was still, the night deafening. I stepped out, the insomniacs loitering around. Cigarettes crackled. She speaks on, but my languid…

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Lola Brooks in Metalsmith Magazine

American Victorian, written by Marjorie Simon and published in the Winter 2017 issue of Metalsmith Magazine Magazine is an excellent history and story about the work of acclaimed studio jeweler Lola Brooks. “By default or by design, Brooks mirrors aspects of Queen Victoria’s reign, during which contradictions abounded: the culture of death, a certain romanticism, a passion for collecting, and…

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Helen Britton 25 year retrospective at premier Australian art museum

In  conjunction with the Perth International Arts Festival, The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at the University of Western Australia presents a new exhibition showcasing 25 years of work from renowned Australian artist and one of the world’s leading contemporary jewellers, Helen Britton. “Australia’s history can only be borrowed from those that have lived here for millennia;…

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Lauren Kalman receives Conceptual Craft Award from Surface Design

Surface Design’s International Exhibition In Print includes the work of 40 selected artists and designers, including Lauren Kalman. Lauren received the Conceptual Craft Award for the series, But if the Crime is Beautiful…  that we recently featured at PULSE Contemporary Art Fair. The exhibition in print is ‘a showcase of this contemporary moment in fibers, textile media, and surface design.’ more…

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