Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
April 18 - August 16, 2015
Asheville Art Museum
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.