Showcase with Barbara Kellar #304: From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith Exhibit at Cincinnati Art Museum
On this episode of “SHOWCASE with BARBARA KELLAR,” Cynthia Amneus (Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles) discusses the Cincinnati Art Museum’s newest exhibit: From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith.
The Cincinnati Art Museum describes their exhibit: “Organized by the Brooklyn Museum of Art, this exhibition features 24 pieces of silver and gold jewelry created by African American artist, Art Smith, as well as select pieces by his contemporaries. Inspired by surrealism, biomorphism, and primitivism, Smith was one of the leading modernist jewelers of the mid-twentieth century. His work is dynamic in both size and form. The presentation is enriched by archival materials from the artist’s estate, including sketches, tools, and model photos.”
For more information about the Cincinnati Art Museum, please visit their website at www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org. You may also call them toll-free at 1 (877) 472-4226.