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You Will Adore the Adornments of The Elsie Michie Contemporary Jewelry Collection

On June 27th, the LSU Museum of Art 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. 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. 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.

Artists will 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.

Support is 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.

"Adore Adorn: The Elsie Michie Contemporary Jewelry Collection" will be on display through October 6, 2019. We hope that you stop by to view the exhibit while it’s available!

If you feel like escaping The Crossing Apartments in Denham Springs, Louisiana for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that! Trust us when we say that there’s no harm in getting out and exploring the greater community.

Event Time/Date:
Thursday, June 27, 2019—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Shaw Center for the Arts
100 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801

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