Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry

Featuring exquisite examples of beauty and craftsmanship by makers such as Louis Comfort Tiffany, René Lalique, and Charlotte Newman, Maker & Muse celebrates the impact of women on the innovative and imaginative jewelry of the early 1900s. This exhibition examines variations in themes, forms, and interests among the English arts and crafts movement, French Art Nouveau, the Jugendstil (youth style) of Austria and Germany, and American regional makers in New York and Chicago.

Women are a significant part of this story, not only as the market for jewelry, but as makers and as inspiration. The Art Nouveau movement, in particular, was fascinated with the female form as a design element in the guise of fairies, nymphs, and dangerously alluring sirens and mermaids.

This exhibition also features examples of related decorative arts, and explores the social context of women taking a larger, more modern role in the workplace and on the cultural stage. 

Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry was organized by the Richard H. Driehaus Museum and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.

The Pittsburgh presentation of this exhibition is made possible by The Richard C. von Hess Foundation. Additional support is provided by Henne Jewelers.

Program Information

Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry

Dates: February 15, 2020 - May 10, 2020
Location: The Frick Art Museum
Admission:
Members: Free
Adults: $15
Seniors/Students/Military: $13
Youth 6–16: $8
Youth 5 and under: Free

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Above: Mrs. W.H. (Elinor) Klapp, Brooch, c. 1895-1914. Carved moonstone, silver or platinum. Collection of the Bronson Family. Photograph by Firestone and Parson.

Exhibitions landing page: Attributed to Guild of Handicraft, Necklace, c. 1900. Gold, sapphire, enamel. Collection of Richard H. Driehaus. © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Photograph by John Faier, © 2014 The Richard H. Driehaus Museum.

Homepage: Ella Naper, Lily-Pad Hair Combs, c. 1906. Horn, moonstone. Collection of Richard H. Driehaus. Photograph by John Faier, © 2014 The Richard H. Driehaus Museum.


 

Members-only Preview of <i>Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry</i>
The Frick Art Museum
02/14/2020 10:00 AM
Members-only Preview of Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry
Be among the first to experience Maker & Muse during a daylong, members-only preview at The F...
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Docent-led Tours of <em>Maker & Muse</em>
Meet in The Frick Art Museum rotunda.
02/15/2020 2:00 PM
Docent-led Tours of Maker & Muse
Docent-led tours of the exhibition are offered on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 2...
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Gallery Talks: <em>Maker & Muse</em>
Meet in The Frick Art Museum rotunda.
02/21/2020 2:00 PM
Gallery Talks: Maker & Muse
Talks contemplate a different exhibition-related topic each week.
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Gallery Conversations with Guest Labelists
The Frick Art Museum
02/25/2020 7:00 PM
Gallery Conversations with Guest Labelists
Spend an evening in gallery conversations with artists, makers, writers, and others who offered thei...
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Educator Workshop: Maker Culture in the Classroom
Education Center
02/29/2020 9:00 AM
Educator Workshop: Maker Culture in the Classroom
This workshop will explore maker culture and how it can revolutionize students' understanding of cur...
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Music in the Museum: <i>Musical Gems</i>
The Frick Art Museum rotunda
03/07/2020 11:00 AM
Music in the Museum: Musical Gems
The grace and artistry of this repertoire from the early 20th century will set the mood for a musica...
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On the Make: Maker Day at the Frick
The Frick Art Museum
03/21/2020 11:00 AM
On the Make: Maker Day at the Frick
Stop by the museum to meet local jewelry artists and hear their stories. Stay for a panel discussion...
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Music for Exhibitions&#8212;<i>Electricity: Songs from the Time of Tiffany</i>
The Frick Art Museum auditorium
03/25/2020 7:00 PM
Music for Exhibitions—Electricity: Songs from the Time of Tiffany
Join us for a concert of songs charting the dominant themes of the era of designer Louis Comfort Tif...
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Find Your Muse: A Jewelry-Making Workshop
Education Center
04/05/2020 12:30 PM
Find Your Muse: A Jewelry-Making Workshop
Join us for a jewelry-making workshop led by award-winning Swarovski designer Caito Amorose.
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Ekphrasis: Poetry Meets Art
The Frick Art Museum
04/07/2020 6:30 PM
Ekphrasis: Poetry Meets Art
Spend an evening with celebrated local poets and student finalists of the Frick Ekphrasis Poetry Con...
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Musings with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
The Frick Art Museum auditorium
04/14/2020 7:00 PM
Musings with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Join us in a special evening that explores our early 20th-century jewelry exhibition and PBT's upcom...
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<I>Maker & Muse</I> Curator's Lecture
The Frick Art Museum
04/22/2020 7:00 PM
Maker & Muse Curator's Lecture
Elyse Zorn Karlin will offer an in-depth and expert look into the exhibition.
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