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Murano. Milano. Venezia. Glass

Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum,
Munich, 1.7.-16.10.2016


The Sun, Moon and Stars in Jewellery
Jewellery Museum Pforzheim, 8.7.-30.10.2016


High Society

The Portraits of Franz Xaver Winterhalter
On view at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,...


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Murano. Milano. Venezia. Glass

Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum,
Munich, 1.7.-16.10.2016

Muranese glass factories created extraordinary, unique pieces that combined the skills of master glass-makers with the designers’ artistic ideas. Such works from Murano continue to reflect a successful renewal in European glass design.
The exhibition focuses on some 200 objects and corresponding design drawings from the Holz Collection in Berlin, one of the world’s most important private collections of Murano glass.

Our publication Vetreria Aureliano Toso, Murano, 1938-1968 presents extraordinary designs and design drawings by the reknown glass designers Dino Martens, Enrico Potz and Gino Poli.


The Sun, Moon and Stars in Jewellery
Jewellery Museum Pforzheim, 8.7.-30.10.2016

Representations of the sun, moon and stars found their way into art jewellery around the world. The Jewellery Museum Pforzheim presents for the first time a comprehensive review on the star motif in jewellery - from Ancient Egypt to the present day.

With his new, richly illustrated book, the long-standing head of the Jewellery Museum Pforzheim is taking us on an insightful and entertaining journey through the universe – on a microcosmic and on a macrocosmic scale.

High Society

The Portraits of Franz Xaver Winterhalter
On view at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 17.4.-14.8.2016

Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873) was the most renowned portraitist of the courts of Europe during his day. A well-connected painter, he expertly captured the refinement and opulence of his aristocrtatic sitters.

The first comprehensive retrospective of Winterhalter for more than 20 years - including many well known portraits - will be on view at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (US).

See more in our catalogue High Society. The Portraits of Franz Xaver Winterhalter.

Renewed Past - Evert Nijland

CODA, Apeldoorn (NL), until 28.8.2016

Renewed Past at CODA, Apeldoorn (NL), shows how themes, visual language and techniques from the past play a new and vibrant role in contemporary art. An important part of this exhibition is an overview of jewellery made by Evert Nijland. His work is combined with a broad selection of contemporary art by visual artists who, each in their own way, work with elements and symbolism from Western (art) history and/or historical techniques and crafts.

A monograph on Evert Nijland's art jewellery will be published in March 2016, illustrating his love for all the arts of the past, his fascination for abundance and aesthetics, and his passion for jewellery as a medium. Stay tuned!

Visit from on High

Gothic sculptures meet Annelies Štrba
Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen (CH), bis 28.8.2016

A selection of fifteen medieval sculptures from the E. G. Bührle Collection will be shown at Museum zu Allerheiligen alongside a group of works by the well-known Swiss photographer and video artist Annelies Štrba depicting the Virgin Mother. Her interpretations open the viewer’s gaze to the spiritual dimension of medieval art with unusual visual creations.

Find out more about Annelies Štrba's oeuvre in Adrian Schiess - Bernhard Schobinger - Annelies Štrba and her monograph My Life's Dreams.

Passionément céramique

The Frank Nievergelt Collection
Musée Ariana, Genf (CH), until 25.9.2016

With passion and expert insight, Frank Nievergelt compiled an impressive collection over forty-five years of more than 900 pieces of contemporary ceramic illustrating the quality and diversity of the field. A selection of 40 artists is now on view at Musée Ariana.

Discover the exquisite collection in the accompanying publication.

Tapio Wirkkala on view in Leipzig

Finnish design
at the GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts Leipzig, until 3.10.2016

Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985) was beyond all doubt one of the most important, influential and also commercially successful designers of the twentieth century. With an international reputation by the early 1950s, he had a share in the universal appeal of Scandinavian Modernism, in particular Finnish Modernism, that cannot be overestimated. A comprehensive selection of his famous designs in glass and silver are now on view at GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts Leipzig.

See also the outstanding monograph on Tapio Wirkkala A Poet in Glass and Silver.

&: Hilbert & Künzli

&: Hilbert & Künzli
Gewerbemuseum Winterthur (CH), until 6.11.2016

Swiss jewellers Therese Hilbert and Otto Künzli have been creating jewellery for over forty years, producing works of minimalist clarity and impressively precise craftsmanship, full of wit and sensual force – jewellery that adorns while simultaneously gaining independent aesthetic status. The two artists have lived and worked in Munich since the mid-1970s, sharing their private life and studio and conducting an intensive creative exchange. Despite this ongoing dialogue, they each pursue their own individual artistic paths. They have never developed joint projects and they generally exhibit their work in separate shows, often internationally.

Browse Otto Künzli. The Book to see more.

Inrō - Japanese Belt Ornaments

at Linden-Museum Stuttgart
until 29.1.2017

Inrō are sets of small cases nested within one another, and were predominantly used to carry official seals and medicine. They were attached to a sash by a toggle (netsuke). These cases first came into fashion in the 16th century and remained a striking accessory of Japanese men's fashion up until the end of the 1800s. A small-scale exhibition at Linden-Museum Stuttgart presents a selection of the Linden-Museum's extensive collection of inrō and pairs them with a large assortment of netsuke.

The accompanying catalogue raisonée of the collections presents all pieces, their motifs and decorations in stunning new photographs.