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Jewels and Gems in Boston

October 17, 2011  |  

Brooch designed by John Paul Cooper (1869-1933), English, 1908. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; gift of Susan B. Kaplan.

Jewels and more jewels are to be found in the new Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation Gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, which opens on July 19. Jewels, Gems, and Treasures: Ancient to Modern, the inaugural exhibition, includes approxi­mately seventy-five examples, drawn primarily from the museum's own jewelry holdings with a few select loans, that together represent four millennia of personal adornment and the brilliance of the jeweler's art. They range from ancient Egyptian, early Kerma culture (modern Sudan), and Mayan pieces to con­temporary studio jewelry, with the greatest number representing the most famous names in jew­elry history-Lalique, Tiffany and Company, Van Cleef and Arpels, and the like. In addition to the …

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[Compiled by Bill Stern, Executive Director at the Museum of California Design, Los Angeles. Originally published in "Curator's Eye" in Modern Magazi

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