This exhibit will be closing May 14, 2017, at the Taft Museum of Art, so catch it before it leaves town.
Featuring jewelry from the 17th through the mid-20th centuries, the exhibition traces changing styles from lavish Baroque adornments through stately Neoclassical pieces to modern Art Deco designs. Additional decorative objects, design drawings, and prints illuminate the jewelry’s place and significance within French history and culture.
Why is it that we love our jewelry so dearly, so deeply? 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, our unending desire to possess them, and why we place value in them.
Are you gem-curious? Ever wonder why certain colored diamonds fetch a king's ransom at auction and other are dirt cheap? You're not the only one!
Gemstones are nuanced and their prices reflect subtle differences that cannot be seen by the untrained eyes - which means buyers must be knowledgeable and savvy. If you've ever wondered what to look for when buying jewelry, you'll be in perfect company at this event at the Taft Museum.