David Webb: Society's Jeweler

January 16, 2014 - April 13, 2014

This exhibition will explore Webb as a jewelry designer whose work was realized with technical mastery and who was viewed as a high-society figure whose clientele included Jacqueline Kennedy, Doris Duke, and Diana Vreeland. The exhibition will bring together some 80 extraordinary examples of Webb jewelry: necklaces, rings, and other pieces rendered in hammered gold, jade, coral, enamel, and precious stones. In addition, the exhibition will feature preparatory drawings and special displays that will offer behind-the-scenes perspectives on the making of Webb jewelry. Artworks, photographs, publications, and advertisements also will situate Webb within the visual culture of the 1960s.

 

 

Organized by the Norton Museum of Art
 
This exhibition is made possible in part through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic A. Sharf and Richters of Palm Beach.
 
With additional support provided by the Michael M. Rea Endowment for Special Exhibitions.
 
Media support provided by The Palm Beach Post and pbpulse.com