Adore | Adorn: The Elsie Michie Contemporary Jewelry Collection

Joyce Scott,  Flaming Skeleton #2 , 1993, glass beads and thread. Courtesy of Elsie Michie.

Joyce Scott, Flaming Skeleton #2, 1993, glass beads and thread. Courtesy of Elsie Michie.

On June 27, LSU MOA will present over 70 works of contemporary art jewelry from the collection of LSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Associate Dean Dr. Elsie Michie. The term “art jewelry” suggests a duality: both fine sculpture and functional fashion. These works, largely made by “studio jewelers,” artists working solely in the medium of jewelry, are finely attuned to the wearer’s body while also often carrying surrealist and narrative elements. This exhibition, like Michie’s collection, will represent a wide array of material, skill, and concept, while maintaining the joy of accessorization at its heart. Adore | Adorn will be the first exhibition of Dr. Michie’s collection and a celebration of a fruitful passion.

Artists include Joyce Scott, Thomas Mann, Wendy Ramshaw, Ramona Solberg, Albert Paley, Peter Chang, Laurie Hall, Kiff Slemmons, Robin Kranitzky and Kim Overstreet, Arline Fisch, Robert Ebendorf, and Mary Lee Hu.

Adore | Adorn: The Elsie Michie Contemporary Jewelry Collection will be on view June 27 through October 6, 2019.


Exhibition Sponsors

Support provided by the Annual Exhibition Fund donors: The Imo N. Brown Memorial Fund in memory of Heidel Brown and Mary Ann Brown; Louisiana CAT; Charles Schwing; Alma Lee, H.N. and Cary Saurage Fund; Newton B. Thomas Family/Newtron Group; Mrs. Elizabeth M. Thomas; Mr. and Mrs. Sanford A. Arst; and the Louisiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French.


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