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VOL37.1 2014

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m use um s & g alle ri e s CALIFORNIA THE BOWERS MUSEUM hosts "A Quest For Beauty: The Art of Van Cleef & Arpels" through February 15, 2014. Spanning over one hundred years of history, the exhibition allows visitors to view jewelry, watches and precious accessories, as well as archival drawings and documents of the Place Vendôme High Jewelry Maison. More than two hundred pieces from the private collections of Van Cleef & Arpels will be on display for the international exhibition. 2002 North Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92706; 714.567.3600; www.bowers.org. THE DE YOUNG MUSEUM features "The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond, 1950–1990" through February 17, 2014. Since its founding in Rome in 1884, Bulgari has been an internationally recognized name in jewelry design. This exhibition focuses on the decades of the 1950s through the 1980s. In the period after World War II Bulgari began to create a unique style inspired by Greco-Roman classicism, Italian Renaissance and nineteenth-century Roman school of goldsmiths. The exhibition presents approximately one hundred fifty pieces from this era, along with sketches and other materials from the Bulgari archives. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., San Francisco, CA 94118; 415.750.3600; deyoung.famsf.org. SHIBUMI GALLERY hosts a joint exhibition, "Giovanna Torrico: Sequin Jewelry" and "Kenlynn Wilson: Knitwear" from February 8 through March 30, 2014. Torrico's work with vintage sequins is the result of years of collecting and preserving materials, which she has translated into contemporary jewelry. Wilson designs and hand produces knitwear for her ONE OF collection. 1402 Fifth St., Berkeley, CA 94710; 510.528.7736; www.shibumigallery.com. CONNECTICUT THE YALE ARCHEOLOGY BUILDING in New Haven now displays the remounted Bead Timeline of the former Bead Museum, Washington, D.C. It was a collaboration between the Bead Society of Greater Washington and the Peabody Museum at Yale University. 51 Hillhouse Av., New Haven, CT 06520; 203.432.3700. DELAWARE THE WINTERTHUR MUSEUM, GARDEN AND LIBRARY presents "Costumes of Downton Abbey" from March 1, 2014 through January 4, 2015. This exhibition compares and contrasts the fictional British world of Downton Abbey with the real-life American counterpart Winterthur in the first half THE NORTON MUSEUM OF ART features "David Webb: Society's Jeweler" through April 13, 2014. This is the first retrospective of famed American jewelry designer David Webb, whose creations are linked to the heady and freewheeling spirit of the 1960s and early 1970s. The exhibition brings together some eighty examples of Webb jewelry: necklaces, rings and other pieces in gold, jade, coral, enamel, and precious stones. The exhibit features preparatory drawings and special displays; in addition, artworks, photographs, publications, and advertisements also place Webb within the visual culture of the 1960s. Shown are "Coral Seahorse" brooch, "Fantasy Object," a necklace sketch, and "Heraldic Maltese Cross" coral brooch. 1451 South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401; 561.832.5196; www.norton.org. 25 ORNAMENT 37.1.2013 NORTON MUSEUM OF ART

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