Thomas Gentille Speaks at the 92nd St. Y in NYC

Lectures  /  30 Mar 2016
Published: 19.03.2016
Thomas Gentille. Brooch: Untitled. Eggshell inlay (Emu)
. Back: Industrial pins. 14.9 x 5.2 x 0.8 cm. Photo by: Eva Jünger. Thomas Gentille
Brooch: Untitled
Eggshell inlay (Emu)
Back: Industrial pins
14.9 x 5.2 x 0.8 cm
Photo by: Eva Jünger
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Join world-renowned innovator and master jeweler Thomas Gentille as he speaks about the recent overview of his jewelry at the Pinakothek Der Moderne in Munich, the first American to have such an honor; his influential career as one of the Contemporary Jewelry movement’s most important jewelers; why he has more work in the Metropolitan Museum of Art than any other 
jeweler; and his tenure as the first director of 92Y’s esteemed Jewelry Center.

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Thomas Gentille
About the Artist:
American artist Thomas Gentille is represented by nine pieces in the permanent collection of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, more than any other contemporary jeweler. Gentille was an early director of the current stellar jewelry program at 92nd Street Y in New York and is the author of Step-by-Step Jewelry (1968). His work is in numerous important private and public collections, as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art — the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and Museum of Arts and Design in New York; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Newark Museum; Cleveland Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Dallas Museum of Art; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; and Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim. Winner of both the Herbert Hofmann and Bavarian State Prize, he was designated a ”Modern Classic” in 2006.

Date: Wed, Mar 30, 2016, 7 pm
Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
Venue: Classroom
Price: from $25.00, buy Tickets here.