The Museum of Arts and Design hosts “Space-Light-Structure: The Jewelry of Margaret De Patta”
Co-organized by New York’s Museum of Arts and Design and the Oakland Museum for California, curators are now highlighting the work of Margaret De Patta, a pioneer in American studio jewellery, with the exhibit “Space-Light-Structure.” Rooted in the philosophy that her work took on the role of “wearable miniature sculptures,” de Patta emerged as a radical artist during the mid-twentieth century. Alongside her baubles, the exhibition features some of De Patta’s flatware, ceramics, and designs for interior spaces, as well as travel diaries from trips to Mexico, Japan, and the 1939 New York World’s Fair. The exhibit runs until September 23, 2012.
The Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY, 10019, (212) 299-7777.