Madeleine Albright Brooch-Fall Exhibit

Got this fun notice of a future exhibit off Luxist today:

Luxist said: Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is famous for the many brooches she wore while traveling around the world on her government duties. Now more than 200 of her favorite pieces are going on display at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City this September. Albright often used her jewelry to express her mood. Newsday reports that one of the pieces on display will be the golden snake pin she wore to a meeting on Iraq after Saddam Hussein’s government called her a serpent.

“Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection” showcases Albright’s diverse collection and the messages they send. Some of her pieces are patriotic including flags, eagles and the Statue of Liberty. Others are more whimsical portraying on flora and fauna. The collection is not particularly valuable but it is an interesting record of a diplomatic career as expressed in jewelry.

The exhibition runs from Sept. 30 though Jan. 31, 2010 and will travel to other cities. There will also be a book, “Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box,” written by Albright.

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  • Cecilia November 19, 2012 03.13 am

    Madeleine Albright is hilarious! Obviously they use some altrioghm that makes hilarious mistakes . . . but that’s what makes it funny. I think those celeb look alike websites are totally ridic, and that it’s more accurate to go on just what people tell you. But, like you, no one ever tells me I look like celebs! I’ve heard Jewel and Leelee Sobieski a couple times but not even with regularity. It’s funny how some people REALLY look like celebrities!


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