Ornament as Art: Avant-Garde Jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston:
30 Sept 07 - 21 Jan 08
Catalogue available at mfah.org
Exhibited are around 300 selected pieces of the collection at the MFAH from the 1960s through the present.
"Ornament as Art revolutionizes the way people think about jewelry," said MFAH Director Peter C. Marzio. "This exhibition challenges viewers to look beyond traditional definitions of jewelry—namely, as decorative, societal status symbols— and view these objects as art in their own right." next>>>
fig.: Gijs Bakker, Dutch, born 1942 “Dewdrop” Neckpiece 1982.
PVC, print, and gilded brass.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Helen Williams Drutt Collection, gift of the Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Family Foundation with love and in memory of Leah Grossberg, 2002.3591© 2007 Gijs Bakker / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Beeldrecht, Amsterdam