Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection

Saturday, April 18 – Sunday, August 16, 2015

Flourish: Selected Jewelry from the Daphne Farago Collection presents contemporary jewelry exemplifying the creativity in this specialized craft. Each diverse work of art speaks to history, ideas, craftsmanship, materials and process. Looking closely at each piece, visitors will see how the craft has evolved since the 1940s and explore themes such as teaching and education, sculpture and the body, and new materiality and production methods. Beginning in the late 1980s, Daphne Farago collected an impressive collection of museum-quality contemporary jewelry that surveyed studio jewelry practice by a wide range of artists from the 1940s to contemporary times. Her collection now resides at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. We are grateful to the MFA for their loan of such exquisite examples of contemporary jewelry, which we are proud to present to our visitors.

This exhibition is organized by the Asheville Art Museum, with special thanks to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.


Thank you to the Farago Family Foundation for their generous sponsorship of this exhibition. We also thank Jim and Julia Peterson for their support.


 Installation


Programs held in conjunction with this exhibition include:

OPENING RECEPTION
APRIL 18
Saturday, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

DISCUSSION BOUND
MAY 2
Tuesday, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Jewels: A Secret History by Victoria Finlay

LUNCHTIME ART BREAK
JUNE 19
Friday, 12:00 p.m.
Candace Reilly, Adult Programs Manager

FILM SCREENING
JUNE 20 + 21
Saturday + Sunday, 2:00 p.m.
Tale of the Three Jewels

PANEL DISCUSSION
JULY 11
Saturday, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Form and Function: Panel Discussion on Studio Craft Jewelry

POP-UP STUDIO CRAFT MARKETPLACE
JULY 16-18
Thursday, Friday + Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

A  celebration of studio craft! The Museum is hosting a three-day pop-up marketplace, curated by Asheville’s own Constance Ensner, featuring the work of some of our region’s most talented craft artists. While visitors are at the Museum purchasing beautiful craft art pieces, they can take the opportunity to view Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection.

WORKSHOP
AUGUST 1
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Textile & Metal Jewelry with Joanna Gollberg

All programs are free with membership or Museum admission except for the workshop which is $95 for members, $105 for non-members.

View selected works in the exhibition »