Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Announcing the 2011 Lecture Series

As our favorite weekend of the year draws near, we are thrilled to announce the 2011 Lecture Series - Treasure Tales. Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Sotheby's. The first event in the six-part series, on Thursday, October 27 at 11:00 a.m., features an illustrated lecture by acclaimed author and lecturer Ruth Peltason on Born to be Beautiful: Pearls and the Celebrated Women Who Wore Them.

Diamonds may sparkle, and the jeweler’s trinity of rubies, sapphires, and emeralds may add color, but pearls are unique in gifting every woman with classic style. Society swans Grace Kelly, Babe Paley, Florence Gould, the Duchess of Windsor, Doris Duke, Chanel, Marjorie Merriweather Post, Barbara Hutton, Diana Vreeland, the Maharani of Baroda, and Elizabeth Taylor and their signature pearl necklaces, tiaras, rings, bracelets, and earrings made by the great jewelry houses will be showcased by Peltason, author of Living Jewels: Masterpieces from Nature: Coral, Pearls, Horn, Shell, Wood & Other Exotica (Vendome Press, 2010), with a book-signing to follow.

Presented in collaboration with the Museum of Craft and Folk Art.

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