Symposium of the Museum of Arts and Design: innovators in fine jewelry


(PRESS RELEASE) On November 18, the Museum of Arts and Design will host a symposium celebrating groundbreaking studio jewelry artists and academics who have broadened our understanding of the field of contemporary fine jewelry.

The event is held in honor of the Museum of Arts and Design’s permanent collection exhibition 45 Stories in Jewelry: 1947 to Now and the release of the accompanying book, Jewelry Stories, this event highlights the featured artists and recent publications of their work, including Caroline Broadhead, Kim Buck, LaMar Gayles, Jr., Toni Greenbaum, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray and MAD Associate Curator Barbara Paris Gifford.

For more information see below or follow this link.


  • 1:30 p.m. Presentation
    Barbara Paris Gifford (United States), associate curator, Museum of Arts and Design
  • 1:50 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Symphonies in Black: Jewels by Art Smith and Winifred Mason
    A discussion of the catalog, Divine Legacies in Black Jewelry, with a special focus on artists Winifred Mason, Art Smith and Pericles.
    LaMar Gayles, Jr. (US), Curator and Author, Divine Legacies in Black Jewelry
    Toni Greenbaum (USA), author, Messengers of Modernism and Sam Kramer: Jeweler on the Edge
  • 2:40 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. The Real Thing: Kim Buck
    A discussion between artists on Kim Buck’s monograph, The Real Thing, as well as the work of the two artists in 45 Stories in Jewelry
    Kim Buck (DK), jewelry artist
    Myra Mimlitsch-Gray (United States), artist, silversmith and teacher
  • 3:30 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. Caroline Broadhead
    Interview with Caroline Broadhead about her monograph, Caroline Broadhead. Her work in 45 Stories in Jewelry will also be discussed.
    Caroline Broadhead (GB), jewelry artist
    Barbara Paris Gifford (United States), associate curator, Museum of Arts and Design
  • 4:10 p.m. Closing remarks: arnoldsche Art Publishers
    A look at the world of art publishing and a summary of the era discussed between two experts in the field of fine jewelry.
    Dirk Allgaier (DE), Managing Director, arnoldsche Art Publishers
    Helen Drutt (USA), former gallery owner, curatorial consultant and writer


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