Thursday, December 19, 2013

Museum Exhibits - Sparkling Holiday Outings!

Post by Patricia Syvrud

The holidays are upon us (How did that happen??!!) and in the middle of all the hustle and bustle, shopping, eating, and annual family antics, one searches for moments of calm serenity.  What better escape, with or without friends and family, than one of the wonderful jewelry exhibits currently running at a number of museums across the country? 

We highlight some of the more interesting jewelry exhibitions below.  From New York to California, if you're looking for an outing to sooth the senses, look no further. All exhibits run at least through February, 2014. (Photo credit to each museum, unless otherwise noted.)

GIA Museum
5345 Armada Dr., Carlsbad, CA
"More is More: Tony Duquette-Hutton Wilkinson Jewelry"
Through March, 2014
http://www.gia.edu/gia-museum
"Tony Duquette, a multifaceted movie and interior designer, also created bold and theatrical jewelry pieces with Hutton Wilkinson, his business partner and design collaborator for more than 30 years. Their designs were inspired by Duquette’s notable work as a costume and set designer during the Golden Age of Hollywood. The Duchess of Windsor was so taken with Duquette’s jewelry when his collection was displayed in 1951 at the Louvre in Paris, she commissioned him to make a necklace for her. Although Duquette passed away in 1999, Wilkinson continues to create jewelry and interior designs in the aesthetic he developed with him. “If it’s not fabulous, it’s meaningless,” he says."
(Exhibit description, courtesy of www.gia.edu)

Multi-stone bracelet
 Photo credit: Orasa Weldon