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American Jewelry from New Mexico

Ongoing Exhibition - Ends Oct 14

Albuquerque Museum - ABQ, NM

June 2 to Oct. 14, 2018

Jewelry making in New Mexico has always been about innovation, with artists celebrating new materials and techniques which, in the hands of master craftspeople, become instant traditions. For millennia startlingly new materials including abalone shell, turquoise, silver, mother of pearl, gold, glass, Bakelite, Lucite, apatite, tungsten, bottle caps, and diamonds have been introduced, adopted, and elevated to idiosyncratic modes of exemplary expression.

Earlier Event: September 30
Plains Art
Later Event: November 9
Arts of the American West