Why are we so obsessed with the teeny tiny uber precious delicious shiny sparkly jewels? Find out in an informal and friendly art history talk with Taft Museum of Art Manager of School and Docent Programs Lisa Morrisette. This program will help deepen your appreciation of jewelry in anticipation of Bijoux Parisiens. It will explore the history of jewels and why we love them, value them, and want to own them.
Art Smarts | Jewels: A Rock by Any Other Name
Sunday, January 22, 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 2, 6:30 p.m.
Choose either of the two dates when this program is offered and come prepared to soak up interesting info and increase your Jewelry IQ.
These programs take place prior to the opening of the Bijoux Parisiens exhibition. The galleries will not be open on February 2; the Museum gates will open at 6 p.m. The content will be the same on both dates.
Image credit: Lucien Falize (1839–1897), Gothic Bracelet, about 1880. Gold, diamonds, and turquoise. Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris
© Patrick Pierrain / Petit Palais / Roger-Viollet