Conversation and Book Signing: Susan Grant Lewin and Thomas Beller
Wed, September 27th at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In conjunction with the exhibition Ring Redux: The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, NOMA presents a talk with Lewin, one of the foremost collectors of 20th– and 21st-century art jewelry, and writer Thomas Beller, who is Director of Creative Writing & Associate Professor of English at Tulane University. Following the conversation, the NOMA Museum Shop hosts a book signing.
Free with museum admission. Louisiana residents receive free admission to NOMA on Wednesdays courtesy of The Helis Foundation. When you arrive at NOMA, check in at the admissions desk for directions.
About Ring Redux: The Susan Grant Lewin Collection
The ninety international artists represented in Ring Redux: The Susan Grant Lewin Collection imagine jewelry as a thought-provoking medium, resonating with contemporary art, design, craft, and technology. These artists show a mastery of both traditional and unconventional materials, with rings ranging from gold, diamond, and pearls to found sunglass lenses and goat hair. Innovative techniques and conceptual pieces show jewelers who have given free flight to their imaginations to create objects imbued with sensitivity and humor, beauty and power, subtlety or drama. Ring Redux includes improvisations on the ring form dating from the 1950s to the present, arranged around six themes: Real to Surreal, Drawings in Space, Darkness to Light, Tender to Tough, Geometry Devolves, and All About Color.
Ring Redux: The Susan Grant Lewin Collection is organized by the SCAD Museum of Art, and curated by Ursula Ilse-Neuman. The presentation at NOMA is supported by the Elise M. Besthoff Charitable Foundation.