Exhibits!

POCKETBOOK ANTHROPOLOGY: A TREASURE OF HANDBAGS
Through November 30 at the Boulder History Museum [Boulder, CO], this
exhibit explores the cultural meanings of and emotional attachments to
purses. Bags from 1880 to the present are funky, elegant, and whimsical are
alongside those made from precious metal, duct tape, cigarette packaging,
and glass beads. Hands-on examples and commentary by a fashion historian are
included, plus anecdotes, quips, and literary quotations on text panels. Click here for details.

ORNAMENT AS ART: AVANT-GARDE JEWELRY FROM THE HELEN WILLIAMS DRUTT
COLLECTION

Through January 4 at the Mint Museum of Art [Charlotte, NC], this exhibit
explores the impact of contemporary jewelry as a global art form through a
multilayered, critical assessment of non-craft history. Approximately 300
objects, including about 275 pieces of jewelry, 20 drawings and watercolors,
and 3 constructions and sculptures are included. Click here for details.

Some of this material was gathered from the Costume Society of America e-Newsletter.

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