The highly acclaimed exhibition, “The Art of Gold” ended a successful three-year tour on January 6, 2006. The exhibition opened in January 2003 at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA. From there it traveled to the University of Richmond Museums in Richmond, VA; to the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, KS; to The Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, AR; to The Mint Museum of Craft + Design in Charlotte, NC; to The J. Wayne Stark University Center Galleries in College Station, TX; to The Anchorage Museum of History and Art in Anchorage, AK; to The Perspective Gallery in Blacksburg, VA; to The Midland Center for the Arts in Midland, MI; and finally to the Joe & Emily Lowe Art Gallery in Syracuse, NY.
“The Art of Gold” was curated by Michael Monroe, former director and curator of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. The exhibition was composed of 79 objects, primarily jewelry and including hollowware, vessels, small sculptures and other non-jewelry items. The tour was coordinated and managed entirely by ExhibitsUSA, a division of the Mid-America Arts Alliance.
The exhibition catalog was made possible through the generosity of a group of individuals, foundations and organizations: The Art Jewelry Forum, The Webb Roven Foundation, Anne and Ronald Abramson, The Richard and Kate Witkin Fund, Daphne Farago, Beth Pollack, Barbara Waldman and Dennis Winger, Louis and Sandra Grotta, Samuel and Eleanor Rosenfeld, Flora Book, and The Society of North American Goldsmiths. Michael Monroe and Bruce Metcalf wrote the catalog essays.
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