The Daphne Farago Lecture on Jewelry 

Damian Skinner: Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective

Generously supported by the Art Jewelry Forum


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Riley Seminar Room, 3:30 – 4:45 pm

What is contemporary jewelry? What makes it unique? What distinguishes it from other visual arts? Join noted scholar Damian Skinner for an exciting conversation on the field of contemporary jewelry today, and its remarkable future. 

This talk coincides with the publication of the new compendium Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective, edited by Skinner.  The book is a joint venture between the Art Jewelry Forum ( and Lark Jewelry & Beading.

Damian Skinner is an art historian, curator of applied art and design at the Auckland Museum and former editor of Art Jewelry Forum. He was a Newton International Fellow at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge, and his books includeCone Ten Down: Studio Pottery in New Zealand, 1945-1980Alan Preston: Between TidesKobi Bosshard: Goldsmith; Pocket Guide to New Zealand Jewelry; and Place and Adornment: A History of Contemporary Jewellery in Australasia.

This event is free with museum admission and open to the public, but space is limited.  If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is wheelchair accessible. For access information, call 617-369-3189, or TTY 617-267-9703, or e-mail


JAN YAGER, American Collar II FROM THE City Flora /City Flotsam Series, 1996. Plastic, rubber, stainless steel, silver, crack vials, crack caps, syringes, cast silver crack cap. The Daphne Farago Collection. © Jan Yager.