On Saturday, March 16th, come enjoy an exhibition tour with Sasha Nixon exploring how contemporary jewelry makers are drawing from antique forms and techniques to create stunning works of art! Explore the ways contemporary artists working with jewelry create the final form of a piece at the jeweler’s bench, where jewelry is still wrought by hand. The exhibition will include a jeweler’s bench, sketches, and tools, and will illuminate the connections between present and past—in terms of form, technique, and materials—so that visitors can better see how artists are re-considering the art of adornment and age-old jewelry forms in exciting new ways.

Sasha Nixon is a curator, jewelry historian, and practicing metalsmith. She received her MA from Bard Graduate Center in May of 2018. Her exhibition proposal, which was part of her final qualifying paper, was chosen for presentation via a competitive selection process. A panel of faculty members and the Director of the Bard Graduate Center Gallery chose her proposal for its scholastic merit and curatorial insight into the history of jewelry. Nixon’s exhibition will be the first in a series of exhibitions curated by recent graduates that Bard Graduate Center is launching to celebrate its 25th Anniversary.

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