The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia (US)
June 5 – July 17, 2021
School’s out but there is still plenty to see at The Galleries this summer! Starting June 5, we will once again open our doors to walk-in visitors. We look forward to welcoming you back with RINGS!, opening next week.
Since the time of the ancient Egyptians, humans have adorned their fingers with ornamental jewelry. From signifying one’s marital status to protecting the wearer from forces of evil, rings have served practical, symbolic and decorative purposes throughout history and across cultures. On view June 5 – July 17, RINGS! offers a glimpse into the boundless creative freedom revealed within the ring form.
Featuring work from Australia, Austria, England, Germany, India, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway Russia, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States, this international selection brings together over one hundred rings that demonstrate the artists’ wide-ranging expressions through a variety of aesthetic and conceptual ideas. From the traditional techniques of metalsmithing to avant-garde materials and approaches, the rings on view will offer a new examination of the cultural, political, and personal meanings of the ring itself.
RINGS! is organized by Helen Drutt and researched by Elizabeth Essner with assistance from Colleen Terrell.