Past Exhibits An archive of what we've done

Valentina Caprini Artist Talk (Jan 2020)

Visiting contemporary jeweler Valentina Caprini, based in Florence, Italy, shared her story and her work in The Great Room @ The Jewelry Library before leading a three-day workshop on one of her specialties, contemporary filigree, at Brooklyn Metal Works.

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News from the Netherlands: Crossing Borders (Nov 2019)

Curated by Liesbeth den Besten and Alexandra van Strien-de Groot, News from the Netherlands showcased the work of two Dutch contemporary jewelers, Liesbet Bussche and Koen Jacobs, who embrace an uninhibited approach to jewelry.

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Fashion & Jewelry: Great Collaborations (Fall 2019)

TJL took a look at great fashion and jewelry collaborations and what makes them work. Sometimes fashion designers turn to established jewelry houses to collaborate with, other times to a new face on the jewelry scene, but what are the ingredients of successful collaborations?

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Open Book: Dreaming in Silver (Summer 2019)

A deep dive into Dreaming in Silver, Penny Morrill's dual-language English/Spanish treatise on vintage and contemporary Mexican jewelry. The exhibition featured a range of works, many straight from the pages of the book, with an emphasis on artists and jewelers with stories that are lesser-known.

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Demo at Brooklyn Metalworks (July 2019)

As part of Open Book: Dreaming in Silver, we teamed up with Brooklyn Metal Works and silversmith Preston Jones to examine more closely the process of repoussé and chasing.

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Paper as Protection and Gift / Recent Work by Kiff Slemmons (May 2019)

In this exhibition, American artist Kiff Slemmons continued to investigate past jewelry forms through an ongoing exploration of paper as a material. These works addressed the simultaneous strength and fragility of paper, the historical and cultural significance of the material, and the use of paper and jewelry as a way to both protect and connect.

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Jewelry Detectives / Rediscovering Eda Lord Dixon (Feb 2019)

The first in our Jewelry Detectives storytelling series. Medill Harvey and Lori Zabar took us through an engrossing tale that started with a mysterious new acquisition and led to the fascinating rediscovery of American jeweler, enamelist, and silversmith, Eda Lord Dixon.

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Holiday Pop-Up / Baubles, Books, and Bubbly (Dec 2018)

We collaborated with a few of our favorite galleries (thank you Sienna Patti, Mark Mcdonald, Mark Goodstein, Michael Rodriguez, and Pauline Ginnane Gasbarro) to create a selection of vintage and contemporary pieces for the holidays.

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The Kinship Between / American Women Jewelers, Part I (Nov 2018)

Curated by Mark McDonald and Sienna Patti, The Kinship Between featured vintage works by three mid-century jewelers and new work by four contemporary artists. The show explored shared aspects of their craft as metalsmiths and the kinship between their ways of working and their design process as well as their shared use of form and material.

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