The Enchanting Jewels of Elizabeth Gage
New Britain Museum of American Art
Apr. 24, 2023 - Jul. 26, 2015
5:30–7 p.m., Friday, Apr. 24
4 p.m. Lecture by Elizabeth Gage
The New Britain Museum of American Art is excited to announce its first ever exhibition to examine contemporary jewelry as an art form.
The exhibition, The Enchanting Jewels of Elizabeth Gage, will showcase approximately 250 pieces of fine jewelry, spanning the 50 years of Elizabeth Gage’s superb craftsmanship and bold design.
Truly an artist who uses jewels and metal instead of paint, she is widely considered as one of today’s most influential jewelry artists and designers. Elizabeth takes her inspiration from a wide range of influences including architecture, animals, art, and nature including a strong inspiration from the English garden.
Her starting point is always the stone or artifact, whether a precious jewel, an exquisite fossil, or a historical treasure. Elizabeth allows the item itself to guide her creativity, using her imagination and skill to bring out its full potential in color and design.
Each item in the exhibition has been hand-picked by Elizabeth Gage and includes works from The Elizabeth Gage Archive Collection as well the private collections of clients from around the world, making this a not-to-be-missed opportunity to see the full range of Elizabeth Gage’s unique creativity and craftsmanship.
This exhibition is supported by the Kathryn Cox Endowment Fund for Special Exhibitions.