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Protective Ornament: Contemporary Armor to Amulets
May 31 - September 7, 2014

Curated by Suzanne Ramljak, Editor of Metalsmith magazine, Protective Ornament: Contemporary Armor to Amulets will showcase some 80 works—including helmets, brass knuckles, breastplates, aggressive or defensive jewelry, chain mail, amulets, talismans, and protective gear—all designed to address issues of protection and empowerment in the face of everyday perils and social challenges. The exhibition is accompanied with a book, On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor to Amulets, written by Suzanne Ramljak, and published in winter 2014.

Photo: Parker Brown, The Defense of Ignorance (helmet), 2009, steel, brass, bronze, leather, cotton, and wood. Image courtesy of the artist.










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