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All That Sparkles...20th Century Artists' Jewelry

Location: Second-floor Gallery On View: July 1, 2016 - January 8, 2017

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art presents All That Sparkles... 20th Century Artists' Jewelry, opening July 1 in the second-floor gallery. Presenting an array of selected jewelry alongside examples of more conventional artwork, this exhibition celebrates the craftsmanship and creativity of artists who used the medium to explore texture and color. Using various materials and techniques specific to jewelry-making, these artists expanded their reach into a broader, if still refined and urbane public.

From brooches to monoprints, All That Sparkles will feature artists from the Bechtler collection including Alberto Giacometti, Alicia Penalba, Raffael Benazzi, and Niki de Saint Phalle along with works from Harry Bertoia and Claire Falkenstein. Showcasing an art form often overlooked, this exhibition explores transformation and expansion of artist expression through miniature conversational pieces and wearable art.

This exhibition concluded Sunday, January 8, 2017.


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