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American Jewelry from New Mexico

Anguille brooch largerOpening to the public on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Albuquerque Museum in New Mexico, the major exhibition American Jewelry from New Mexicocelebrates 2,400 years of ornament from the American Southwest.  Beginning with necklaces and beads from the Basketmaker period including exquisite snail, seed, shell, and animal bone ornaments strung on yucca fiber cord, and ending with the internationally renowned jewelers currently working in New Mexico, this exhibition spans the globe.

The final section of the exhibition "Embracing the World" includes Rémy Rotenier's Anguille Brooch/Pendantwhich he designed in the 1990s and produced in 2017.

The exhibition includes more than 300 works of art and introduces the stories of Prehistoric and Traditional Native American jewelry, the Spanish and Mexican introduction of gold and silver, mid-century modernism, the craft revival, narrative jewelry, and contemporary work that is amongst the most innovative, and finely crafted in the world today.

Rémy will also be demonstrating his pencil and watercolor rendering techniques during the Museum's 3rd Thursday evening events on August 16, 6 - 8 pm.

The Albuquerque Museum Store will also carry examples of Rémy's one-of-a-kind objects such as Early Bunny Gets the Carats and his more affordable luxury from his Silver Heels and NightFlight collections.

Albuquerque Museum

Tuesday - Sunday, 9 am - 5 pm.

Free admission: 

3rd Thursdays 5 - 8:30 pm
Sunday mornings 9 am - 1 pm
First Wednesday of every month