From February 2015 until January 2016, the Drieshaus Museum in Chicago is hosting an exhibition entitled “Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry”.
The aim of the exhibition is to explore and put into perspective the different artistic expressions of Art Nouveau around the world. Through the women who marked the beginning of the 20th century in the different countries or cities highlighted by the museum, you will discover more than 250 pieces of jewellery, some of which are signed by the greatest jewellers of this period: René Lalique, Ella Naper, Frederick James Partridge, Henry Charles Barker, The Artificers’ Guild, Karl Rothmüller… etc .
On the programme of this event, the Drieshaus Museum takes you on a journey of discovery of these different movements and the artists who made them known:
- The Arts and Crafts Movement in England
- Art Nouveau in France
- Jugendstil in Germany and Austria
- Louis Comfort Tiffany in New York
- American Arts and Crafts in Chicago
Brooch Chrysanthemum by René Lalique. Gold, silver, enamel, glass, diamonds and fine pearl. Circa 1900. Collection of Richard H. Driehaus © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Photographed by John A. Faier, 2014, © The Richard H. Driehaus Museum.
Octopus Belt Buckle by Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach, ca. 1900. Collection of Richard H. Driehaus. Photographed by John A. Faier, 2014, © The Richard H. Driehaus Museum.
Gold necklace, fine pearls and aquamarines of the finest quality, made by Ms. Phillips Newman ( English, 1840-1927), ca. 1890. Collection of Tereza M. M. Driehaus. Photographed by John A. Faier, 2014, © The Richard H. Driehaus Museum.
If you happen to pass through Chicago and are interested in Art Nouveau, this exhibition is for you. A good idea to go out in this city beyond what it can offer you!
See you soon!