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