Over afternoon tea, enjoy an insider’s perspective of Jewelry of Ideas: The Susan Grant Lewin Collection. Join renowned collector, Susan Grant Lewin who will share her insights and discuss exciting new developments in the design of contemporary jewelry today.

Celebrating a major gift of contemporary jewelry from Susan Grant Lewin to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, the exhibition features nearly 150 objects by over 100 modern and contemporary jewelry designers and makers from eighteen countries, from the late 1940s to the present. Lewin, a preeminent collector in the field, has acquired many significant and unique pieces during forty-plus years of collecting. These works were chosen as superb examples of the creators’ explorations of ornament and idea, social commentary and communication, and for their innovative use of materials, approaches to design process, and technique.

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Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection is made possible in part by the Rotasa Fund, the Society of North American Goldsmiths, Helen W. Drutt English, and Kim and Al Eiber.