Exhibitions/ Jewelry for America

Jewelry for America

At The Met Fifth Avenue
June 10, 2019–May 9, 2021

Exhibition Overview

Spanning three hundred years, Jewelry for America explores the evolution of jewelry in this country, from the early eighteenth century to the present day. Its five chronological sections reveal changes in styles, materials, and techniques, all woven into a sociohistorical narrative. Some one hundred examples from The Met collection—including recently acquired and rarely exhibited objects—are displayed.

Note: This exhibition’s dates have been postponed due to the Museum’s temporary closure. This page will be updated as we know more.

"Visitors can enjoy the allure of these objects and also ponder what they tell us about the twists and turns, ups and downs, of a nation's history." —Wall Street Journal

The exhibition is made possible by the Frank H. & Eva B. Buck Foundation.

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Exhibition Objects

Gorham Manufacturing Company (American, established 1831). Chatelaine (detail), 1887. Silver and glass, W. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Susan and Jon Rotenstreich Gift, 2001 (2001.326)