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VOL37.1 2014

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m use um s & g alle ri e s OHIO THE CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM presents "From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith" from February 22 through May 18, 2014. Organized by the Brooklyn Museum of Art, this exhibition features twenty-four pieces of silver and gold jewelry created by African American artist, Art Smith, as well as select pieces by his contemporaries. Inspired by surrealism, biomorphism and primitivism, Smith was one of the leading modernist jewelers of the midtwentieth century. The presentation is enriched by archival materials from the artist's estate, including sketches, tools and model photographs. Smith was an active supporter of black and gay civil rights, an avid jazz enthusiast and a supporter of early black modern dance groups. 953 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45202; 877.472.4226; www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org. Courtney Lipson STONINGTON GALLERY STONINGTON GALLERY presents "Thinking of Raven" from February 6 – 28, 2014. Works in media as varied as glass, prints, jewelry, wood, and metal sculpture will explore lesser-known sides of this character who is central in many myths from far and wide along the Pacific Northwest Coast. There will be specimens such as Courtney Lipson's "Raven Feather" necklace of black and white biwa stick pearls laid out as raven's feathers— seamlessly transversing between the two shades to demonstrate Raven's moral ambiguity. Playing upon a similar concept, Joan Tenenbaum's "Raven In Flight The Seen and Unseen" utilizes one material, silver, and etches it to bring forth raven's form as a series of caricatures. 125 South Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington 98104; 206.405.4040; www.stoningtongallery.com. 28 ORNAMENT 37.1.2013 Joan Tenenbaum THE KENT STATE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM unveils "Shifting Paradigms: Fashion + Technology," a new exhibit showing through August 31, 2014. The exhibition addresses pioneering applications of technology that will have a transformative effect on future artistic expression, image and clothing. The exhibition is divided into four categories: Generative Technology Design, Democracy of Preference/Subversion of Traditional Production, DIY, Technology, and Expression. These four categories illustrate how designers are creatively addressing technology in a wide variety of forms to convey changing twenty-first century culture. East Main Street and South Lincoln St., Kent, OH 44242; 330.672.3450; www.kent.edu/museum. TEXAS THE HOUSTON CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT presents "Cyan Silhouettes: Works By Anna Mavromatis & Thea Clark" through March 30, 2014. Thea Clark utilizes cyanotype on silk, as well as plastic and alternative materials to make her jewelry. Anna Mavromatis creates mixed media incorporating ancient and modern printmaking and paper staining techniques. 4848 Main St., Houston, TX 77002; 713.529.4848; www.crafthouston.org. THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON hosts "Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait" through August 31, 2014. Among the highlights showcased in this display are Mughal jewelry, illuminated manuscripts, ceramics, and decorated ceiling panels. More than sixty examples from the eighth to eighteenth centuries are on view, made in the Iberian Peninsula, North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77005; 713.639.7300; www.mfah.org. WISCONSIN THE MCCLUNG MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY AND CULTURE presents "Brightly Beaded: North American Indian Glass Beadwork" through June 2014. Of the many things American Indians acquired through trade, few items held greater value than glass beads, and female artists throughout much of Native North America quickly mastered the craft of beadworking. This exhibition presents exemplary selections of beadwork, primarily from four culture areas—Plains, Great Lakes, Subarctic, and Northeast—and explores the techniques, as well as their functional and cultural significance. 1327 Circle Park Dr., Knoxville, TN 37996, 865.974.2144; mcclungmuseum.utk.edu. BELGIUM MODEMUSEUM PROVINCE OF ANTWERP presents "50 Years Antwerp Fashion Department" through February 16, 2014. The exhibition is one of the many projects

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