Reflecting Personalities: Jewelry on the Famous and Its Impact on Design

Jewelry can help create a public persona, and in turn the wearer can help promote style. Something treasured, jewelry is rich with private symbolism for its recipients, givers, and owners. The jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels has been worn by Grace Kelly, Jacqueline Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, and many others in the public eye. Come hear a discussion of some of the key jewelry icons of the last 80 years and the behind-the-scenes stories gathered from archives, photos and designs.
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DesignBoost NYC: Efva Attling

DesignBoost NYC was a two-day design conference held at Cooper-Hewitt in June 2011. Thirteen speakers specializing in everything from biomechanics to filmmaking addressed the conference's theme, "Design Beyond Design" in this series of short talks.
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Set in Style :15 TV Spot

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Look Again

When the Hewitt sisters—Peter Cooper’s granddaughters—founded this museum in 1877, their hope was to make its design collections available for education and inspiration. This exhibition showcases nearly 500 new items from the permanent collection, including wallpaper, pottery, furniture, drawings, prints, jewelry, oil paintings, and decorative objects.  Sponsored in part by the New York State Council on the Arts.
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An examination of hairstyles and hair decoration throughout history. Among the 350 objects on display are sculpture, paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, wigs, combs, hair ornaments, and jewelry made of hair.
hair, wigs, ornament, jewelry, exhibitions

Fabergé: Jeweller to Royalty

A glimpse into the personal collection formed by Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. The exhibition showcases treasures by Peter Carl Fabergé from the Royal Collection as well as private and public collections in Great Britain. 
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Tiffany Studios: Metalwork and Other Decorative Arts

A comprehensive exhibition of both rare and mass-produced Tiffany metalwork from the late 19th and early 20th century. The 75 objects on display include desk accessories, candlesticks, boxes, jewelry, and lamp bases in gold, silver, bronze, and enamel on copper.
Louis Comfort Tiffany, metalwork, gold, silver, decorative objects, jewelry, exhibitions

Objects of Adornment: 5000 Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore

This is the first national tour of jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore. The more than 200 items on view range from ancient Egyptian and Etruscan pendants to 20th century pieces by Rene Lalique and Fabergé and reflect the evolution of aesthetics, material use, and societal conventions.
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Finished in Beauty: Southwest Indian Silver

From the Virginia Doneghy Collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, several hundred masterworks of silver are on view. Works by Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi tribes includes necklaces, rings, bracelets, horse bridles, and concha belts.
Native American, silver, jewelry, accessories, traveling exhibitions

Chinese Gold and Silver from the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 907) in American Collections

Rare and precious metalwork from China’s Tang Dynasty are on display. This exhibition includes Buddhist statues, vases, ladles, scissors, cosmetic boxes, and jewelry from the 7th to the 10th century.
China, decorative objects, metalwork, gold, silver, jewelry, exhibitions