Current Exhibits


WORLD ON A STRING: Exploring Contemporary Interpretations of Bead Work

July 15, 2017 - August 31, 2017

We invite you to join us in this overview of contemporary beadwork that explores the superb possibilities of beads as jewelry, textiles, sculptures, and vessels.

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Yoshiko Yamamoto: Fifty Years of My Life’s Work

June 10, 2017 - August 10, 2017

Yoshiko Yamamoto’s work ranges from timeless elegant pieces incorporating precious metals and stones to playful, kinetic earrings, brooches and rings.

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JEE HYE KWON : DIGILOG

June 10, 2017 - August 10, 2017

Jee Hye Kwon creates sculptural jewels that combine architectural, industrial and organic forms which are derived from the digital and analog world.

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4000 Years of Jewelry Design: A Contemporary Interpretation

May 6, 2017 - June 17, 2017

For this group show we invited masters in the field as well as emerging talents, to create a piece of personal adornment, combining their historical inspiration with their contemporary visions and brilliant technical skills.

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REBECCA HANNON: CONTEMPORARY CAMOUFLAGE

May 6, 2017 - June 17, 2017

Rebecca Hannon creates colorful, sculptural necklaces in complex interlocking forms. This new series in inspired by folk art picture frames.

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THE TRANSLUCENT TREASURES OF SEULGI KWON

May 6, 2017 - June 17, 2017

Seulgi Kwon’s sculptural forms are fabricated from silicone and often embedded with thread, fabric, pigment and paper. The end result features the lightness of silicone combined with the translucent effect of glass.

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ARATA FUCHI : SPOTLIGHT EXHIBIT

May 6, 2017 - June 17, 2017

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SARAH ENOCH : P L A S T A R E L L E S

May 6, 2017 - June 17, 2017

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Harlan W. Butt : Recent Vessels

April 10, 2017 - May 13, 2017

Master metalsmith and enamelist Harlan W. Butt presents his new vessels.

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Jose Marin : Primavera

March 25, 2017 - April 29, 2017

Jose Marin’s latest works are colorful, inviting and sophisticated. This masterfully crafted Titan jewelry is sure to delight.

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Anima Roos: Vessels of Good Fortune

March 25, 2017 - April 29, 2017

These hand-thrown porcelain vessels by Anima Roos are delicate, functional and surprising. Outside there are fluently painted silhouettes on the translucent form. Looking over the lip of one you’re greeted with the hint of of a bright design that asks you to look deeper, where you’ll find a Koi fish swimming inside.

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Lanny Bergner: Spotlight Exhibition

February 17, 2017 - March 17, 2017

The works of Lanny Bergner reference vessel forms, architecture, plant biology, microorganisms, cosmology, undersea forms and the human body. They engage the viewer with glimpses into a world where nature and industry coalesce.

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John Garrett: Spotlight Exhibition

February 17, 2017 - March 17, 2017

Garrett has continually explored one dimensional and sculptural forms, allowing us to take notice of everyday materials that are often discarded or ignored.

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Carol Eckert: Mythologies

January 14, 2017 - February 25, 2017

Carol Eckert uses the ancient technique of coiled fabric to portray the wildlife in mythological like environments.

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Jee Hye Kwon: Spotlight Exhibition

January 14, 2017 - February 25, 2017

Kwon works with multiple gauges of gold and silver wire in varied tones creating “see through spaces.” Kwon’s work combines the delicate skill of a master jeweler and the strong command of articulating architectural space.

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Louise O’Neill: Spotlight Exhibition

January 14, 2017 - February 25, 2017

Louise O’Neill’s jewelry is hand-fabricated with high karat colored golds, silver and precious and semi-precious stones, utilizing simplicity of line and purity of form.

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Fauve

December 3, 2016 - January 31, 2017

A group exhibition after the leaders of avant-garde art, featuring works in jewelry, textile, paint, glass and ceramic to celebrate artistic expression and use pure color as a resource for describing light, space and  mood.

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Rie Taniguchi: Spotlight Exhibition

December 3, 2016 - January 31, 2017

The work of metalsmith Rie Taniguchi embraces nature. Her charming figures incorporate sterling silver, gold, semiprecious stones and ingenious spring-loaded designs. These playful commentaries on the animal kingdom include wearable elements, and reflect Taniguchi’s interest in wildlife, the environment and traditional folktales.

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Suzan Rezac: The Quiet Mind (Garden Diaries)

November 8, 2016 - December 15, 2016

Suzan Rezac is known for her mastery of inlay, using gold, silver, copper and especially the Japanese alloys shibuichi and shakudo. Rezac’s stunning jewels reflect her metal smithing expertise and superb use of color.

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Elizabeth Whyte Schulze: Brush Up

November 8, 2016 - December 15, 2016

Using organic fibers and traditional basket making techniques, Elizabeth Whyte Schulze creates three-dimensional paintings that are inspired by her travels and evocative of primitive art.

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Lisa Kokin: Folia

November 8, 2016 - December 15, 2016

Textiles are in Lisa Kokin’s blood. Her parents were upholsterers, and she uses the techniques of sewing and book arts to create detailed, thoughtful work that often transforms found objects and words. Her works include messages about her family, her past, interpersonal relationships, mankind’s relationship with the environment and our relationships with ourselves.

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Daphne Krinos: Spotlight Exhibition

November 8, 2016 - December 15, 2016

Daphne Krinos’ latest collection continues to explore her interest in the linear elements of architecture. Her jewels in gold and heavily oxidized silver are reminiscent of Berlin iron jewelry, with a graphic drawing-like quality.

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Sarah Perkins: Red

November 8, 2016 - December 15, 2016

“In my work the metal forms and the enamel imagery work together to make a whole, with the two materials complimenting each other rather than one being visually more important than the other. Technically as well as visually, the pieces are a unit, which is a manifestation of the ideas of integration and relationship that the work addresses. The forms, colors, and imagery in my work derive from two sources: metal technology and natural forms.”

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Sophie Munns: Concertina – The Seed Journals

November 8, 2016 - December 15, 2016

We are pleased to present Sophie Munns’ newest collection of work including paintings on linen and her Concertina books, which open and evolve as seeds do. With soft edges and pages that lift out in unexpected ways, the collection bears traditional seed motifs that remind the viewer of humanity’s intimate natural inheritance of agriculture.

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Redefining the Vessel

October 8, 2016 - January 31, 2017

Vessels – a.k.a. the cup, bowl, or teapot – have been traditionally used for centuries as a soothing symbol of comfort, friendship and well being. This group exhibition explores great modern adaptions of these classic historical forms.

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Joyce J. Scott: Spotlight Exhibition

October 4, 2016 - January 31, 2017

Recipient of the 2016 MacArthur “Genius” Award, Joyce J. Scott’s exuberant beaded sculptural forms and neckpieces are provocative and confrontational, addressing contentious political and social issues such as gender, race, and class struggle.

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Yoko Zeltserman Miyaji: Nagame no Ii Heya

October 1, 2016 - October 29, 2016

In Yoko Zeltserman-Miyaji’s Spotlight Exhibition, Nagame no Ii Heya (a beautiful room with a view), each sculptural and functional form incorporates traditional as well as contemporary patterns using kawari nuri (pattern-making) techniques, combining layers of urushi and paint, polished to bring out intricate patterns and colors.

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Marilyn da Silva:
The Peace of Quiet

September 10, 2016 - October 31, 2016

“Color on metal is like icing on cake.” An expert fabricator, Marilyn da Silva, incorporates a myriad of metal techniques in each sculpture including forming, fabrication, chasing and etching using copper, bronze or sterling silver. The Quiet series is da Silva’s most recent collection of narrative sculptures.

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Yael Friedman: Scarabaeus

September 10, 2016 - October 31, 2016

“Beetles are tiny biological machines and their movement reminds me of mechanical toys.  For many years, I have been exploring the boundary between decorative objects (mostly jewelry) and toys. This exhibition continues this theme, and is a result of my exploration of the myriad of beetle’s shapes and movements.”

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Hanne Behrens: Spotlight Exhibition

September 1, 2016 - October 29, 2016

We are very pleased to introduce a continuation of a new series, inspired by a collection of found seashells and found objects by guldsmed, Hanne Behrens.  These pieces are the culmination of not only hours of work in textile techniques with oxidized silver and high carat gold, but also of years of peripatetic searching for nature’s jewels. Discovered on the beaches of Thailand to the streets of Boston, these varied curiosities gleam within knitted and woven gold and silver halos.

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Gerda Flöckinger CBE:
Spotlight Exhibition

April 2, 2016 - December 31, 2016

We are pleased to celebrate the sensual, fluid and tactile jewelry of Gerda Flöckinger CBE, which gives immense pleasure to both wearer and viewer – an instinctive artist and consummate creator, she is passionately individual in all aspects of her creativity. Always marked by its expressive freedom, her jewelry also has an extraordinary physical presence. It is her instinct and vision, her belief in visual enrichment of the highest order, which makes her such a remarkable artist.

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