Bracelets, Bangles & Cuffs: 1948-2024

Exhibition  /  09 Jun 2024  -  17 Nov 2024
Published: 30.05.2024
Bracelets, Bangles & Cuffs: 1948-2024.
Metal Museum
Helen Drutt English
Peter Chang. Bracelet: Untitled, 1996. Epoxy, polyester resin, silver inlay. Photo by: Constance Mensh. Part of: Helen Williams Drutt Family Collection. Peter Chang
Bracelet: Untitled, 1996
Epoxy, polyester resin, silver inlay
Photo by: Constance Mensh
Part of: Helen Williams Drutt Family Collection
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Bracelets, Bangles and Cuffs: 1948-2024 features a remarkable collection of contemporary bracelets that reveal the wide-ranging creativity of artists working in this field between 1948 to today.
Over 90 examples by international artists that examine cultural, political, and personal meanings wrapped around a wearer’s wrist. The curated collection of bracelets illustrates a wide variety of traditional metalsmithing techniques, experimental methods and materials, and contemporary processes.
The exhibition highlights many works in the collection of Helen Drutt, a renowned educator, author, and advocate of modern and contemporary craft. Drawing on her many diverse experiences in the art world and her widely successful RINGS! exhibition with the Metal Museum in 2022, Drutt adds historical context and scholarly weight to the diverse assemblage of bracelets on display. Independent curator Ariana Bishop researched this exhibition with assistance from Marina Kato-Hurwitz.

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Opening: Sunday, June 9, 3 - 5 pm.

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