Attracted by the artistic potential rather than the intrinsic value of their materials, such as the emphasis on precious gems in joaillerie, the jewelers whose work is exhibited here made inventive use of enameling, a craft revived in the nineteenth century as a result of renewed interest in Renaissance design.
To close the year, Stella Kramrisch, Curator Emeritus of Indian Art, building on the strength and tradition of her department, exhibited
Himalayan Art, an intense evocation of the beauty of Tibetan and Nepalese artistic tradition.
This exhibition includes drawings by Beatrice Wood ranging in date from 1917 to 1950, as well as a small selection of works and portraits of
artists whom she knew in New York in the years 1916 to 1921.
This exhibition seeks to trace development of American printmaking from the turn of the century to the present. In the center are works of our
immediate time, the 1970s, while spread along the peripheral walls are their forerunners, arranged by decades. At any moment one can turn to
the work of another decade to make comparisons.