TEFAF AFTERNOONS - Men and Jewelry: Does an Earring Have Gender?
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 2-3PM
Park Avenue Armory
Park Avenue at East 67th Street
In many world traditions men are the principal wearers of jewelry. Why then is jewelry in the West so often viewed as a feminine art form? As the Metropolitan Museum readies a cross-departmental exhibition, Jewelry: The Body Transformed, this discussion focuses on how and in what contexts – historic and contemporary – jewelry has been a powerful means to construct masculine identity and, equally, the historical forces and persistent cultural assumptions that associate jewelry with women.
Kimberly Jenkins, Lecturer, Fashion History and Theory, Parsons School of Design
Timothy McCall, Associate Professor, Art History, Villanova University
Maia Nuku, Evelyn A. J. Hall and John A. Friede Associate Curator, Oceanic Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Melanie Holcomb, Curator, Medieval Art and The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Featured Image: Victorian Salamander Brooch, Courtesy of A La Vieille Russie, Stand 365.
TEFAF Afternoons - Men and Jewelry
TEFAF New York Fall 2018