february, 2017

01feballday28Linda MacNeil: Jewels of Glass

Event Details

Artist Linda MacNeil’s innovative use of glass to create elegant, wearable jewelry provides a unique opportunity for Museum of Glass to present its first exhibition of jewelry, Linda MacNeil: Jewels of Glass. MacNeil has been a pioneer in both the Studio Jewelry and Studio Glass movements since the 1970s. Emerging during that decade with formal training in metalsmithing, MacNeil began fashioning a body of work that combines glass and nonprecious metals—more recently augmenting them with precious materials—to make exquisite articles of adornment not rooted in narrative.

To date, MacNeil has created more than 700 necklaces, brooches, and earrings. This retrospective exhibition and accompanying monograph, organized by guest curator Davira S. Taragin, is the first to explore in depth the development of MacNeil’s work and her contribution to late 20th- and 21st-century American jewelry.

Image Credits: Linda MacNeil (American, born 1954). Necklace No. 4 from the “Lucent Lines” series, 1984. Plate glass and 14k yellow gold. 20 1/2 x 7/8 x 1/4 inches (52.1 x 2.2 x 0.6 cm) (open). Collection of Joan and Jay Ochroch. Photo by Susie Cushner.


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Museum of Glass

1801 Dock St Tacoma, Washington 98402 United States

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