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Program
Tefaf afternoons
Men and Jewelry: Does an Earring Have Gender?
Monday, November 11
8PM
Description
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.
Panel
Maia Nuku
Evelyn A. J. Hall and John A. Friede Associate Curator, Oceanic Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Siddhartha V. Shah
Curator, Indian and South East Asian Art, Peabody Essex Museum
Kimberly Jenkins
Lecturer, Fashion History and Theory, Parsons School of Design
Moderator
Melanie Holcomb
Curator, Medieval Art and The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (far left)