Tour of Jewelry for America
On Wednesday, October 30th 2019, Dr Page Knox led a private tour of the Jewelry for America exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for V&AAF supporters.
The group viewed pieces from The Met jewelry collection from the early eighteenth century to the present day and some accompanying paintings showing important jewelry pieces worn by the sitters. Dr Page Knox talked about the changes in styles, materials and techniques visible in the jewelry as the group walked through the five chronological sections of the exhibition.
Jewelry for America runs through to April 5, 2020 at The Met Fifth Avenue.
The American Friends of the V&A supported The Clothworkers’ Centre for the Study and Conservation of Textiles and Fashion that opened in October.
The American Friends of the V&A was able to support an artist’s residency for ceramics artist Michelle Erickson at the V&A.
Dr Christine Checinska, Senior Curator of African and African Diaspora Fashion at the V&A, and Ernestine White-Mifetu, Sills Foundation Curator of African Art at the…