Beyond Bling: Jewelry from the Lois Boardman Collection
Beyond Bling showcases an extraordinary assemblage of contemporary studio jewelry from the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The exhibition, which features a selection of 50 works from the gift of over 300 pieces from collector Lois Boardman, explores the use of nontraditional materials and techniques, the ways jewelry can communicate personal or political messages, and the medium's potential to shock and delight. The collection is the first of its kind to enter a museum on the West Coast.
This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Support was provided in part by the Pasadena Art Alliance and the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG).
The catalogue was made possible by the Rotasa Foundation, Typecraft, the John and Robyn Horn Foundation, and the Decorative Arts and Design Council of LACMA.
All exhibitions at LACMA are underwritten by the LACMA Exhibition Fund. Major annual support is provided by Kitzia and Richard Goodman, with generous annual funding from Louise and Brad Edgerton, Edgerton Foundation, Emily and Teddy Greenspan, Jenna and Jason Grosfeld, and Lenore and Richard Wayne.
Bernhard Schobinger, Smoky Quartz on Countersink Nail ring, 2010, gold and smoky quartz, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Lois and Bob Boardman © Bernhard Schobinger