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The 92nd Street Y, Buttenwieser Hall

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1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
212.415.5500 https://www.92y.org/

February 2019

Jewelry: The Secret Language in Portraits of Power

February 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The 92nd Street Y, Buttenwieser Hall, 1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
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Stellene Volandes joins Jonquil O’Reilly Vice President, Specialist, Head of Sale for Old Master Paintings at Christie’s, Stephanie L. Herdrich, Ph.D. Assistant Curator of American Painting and Sculpture The American Wing The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Diana Singer President, American Society of Jewelry Historians, Owner, Abbott & Austin Estate Jewels. A lively and entertaining investigation into how artists have used jewelry as signifiers of wealth in portraiture, from Queen Elizabeth I mounds of pearls to the subtler pieces in…

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Stone agate eye bead, 3rd millennium BCE, Mesopotamia