International Jewelry and Related Arts Exhibitions, Events, Lectures

This is a partial listing of the many jewelry, costume and other related events taking place worldwide. Associates of ASJRA receive a more extensive listing in every issue of our magazine and monthly updates in our newsletter delivered in PDF form.


A History of Fashion in 100 Objects, Fashion Museum, Bath, England through January 1, 2019

Beads: A Universe of Meaning, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, NM through April 15, 2018

Liv Blavarp Jewelry, Lillehammer Craft Museum, Lilliehammer, Norway through October 15

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion, Victorian & Albert Museum, London, through February 18, 2018

Cinnabar, The Art Chinese Art of Carved Lacquer, 14th to 19th Century, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City through October 9

Colors of the Universe: Chinese Hardstone Carvings, Metropolitan Museum of Art through October 9

Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., through April 15, 2018

Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme, FIT Museum, New York City, September 15- January 6, 2018

Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World, Yale, June 22-November 12

Force of Nature, Museum at FIT, New York City, City through November 18

Museum & Galleries, Los Angeles, CA through December 22

Faberge ́ and the Russian Crafts Tradition: An Empire’s Legacy, Walter’s Art Museum, Baltimore, MD, November 12-May 27, 2018

Fashion Philanthropy: The Linda and Stephen Plochoki Collection, FIDM Museum, Los Angeles, CA through December 22

Fashions of the Forties: From World War II to the New Look, Kent State Museum, Akron, OH through March 4, 2018

From the Imperial Theater: Chinese Opera Costumes of the 18thand 19th Centuries, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC through October 9

Gem-A Conference, London, England November 4-5

Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, February 27-May 28, 2018

Jewels of Time: Watches from the Proctor Collection, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY, August 26-December 31

Jeweled Splendors of the Art Deco Era: The Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection through August 27; moves to Cleveland Museum of Art

Jewellery, Materials Craft Art, Landesmuseum, Zurich, Switzerland through October 22

Jewellery Matters, Context, Material and Research Symposium. Rijksmusuem, Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 15-17.

Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons Art of the In-Between, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City through September 4

Lords of the Ocean. Treasures of the Portuguese Empire of the 16th - 18th Centuries. The Moscow Kremlin Museums, Moscow, Russia, December 8-February 25, 2018

Linda MacNeil: Jewels of Glass, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA through October 1

Magic in the Ancient World, Penn Museum, Philadelphia, PA through September 4

Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image, National Portrait Gallery, New York City
through April 18, 2018.

Medusa: Bijoux et Tabous, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
through November 5

Mooie Stad by Annelies Planteijdt, Coda Museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands, through October 1

Must-sees - Jewellery in the Arts, Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany through September 10

Must Haves - Jewellery Created by the Greats of the Craft, Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany through September 9

Native Fashion Now, American Indian Museum, New York City, through September 4

New York Silver: Then and Now, Museum of City of New York

1920 Jazz Age: Fashion and Photographs, Bath Museum, Bath England - closing date not available

Past is Present: Revival Jewelry, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston through August 19, 2018

Pretty on Pink: Eminences Grises in Jewellery, Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany, September 28-February 2018

Printed Fashions: Textiles for Clothing and Home, DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, Williamsburg, VA through March 2019

Spectacular! Gems and Jewels from the Merriweather Post Collection, Hillwood, Washington, D.C. through January 1, 2018

Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan, Freer Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C. through October 29

Undressed: A History of Fashion in Underwear, Frick Art Museum, Pittsburgh, October 21 - January 7, 2018

You Say You Want A Revolution (includes costume),Montreal Museum of Arts, Montreal, Canada through October 9

Vanity: Stories of Jewelry in the Cyclades, Archeological Museum of Mykonos, Mykonos, Greece through October 17

Iris Van Herpen: Transforming Fashion, Cincinatti Museum of Art, OH, October 13 - January 7, 2018