This past Saturday, two friends and I made a return pilgrimage to the Cincinnati Art Museum for the Imperishable Beauty exhibit of Art Nouveau jewelry. I had wanted to visit this exhibit in Boston in 2008 when we were there for my honeymoon, but it didn't work out. Then the MFA Boston brought the exhibit to me! Cincinnati was the only other location for this amazing collection of exquisitely detailed jewelry.
No photographs were allowed at the Cincinnati museum, but I did catch this photo of a pearled dog collar before I realized:
Can you imagine how a dog collar like that survived to be shared today?
I also found these images from the exhibit on Flickr.
The event also featured a few Mucha posters, which my friends and I enjoyed:
(Note: These posters were in an area of items owned by Cincinnati, so photography was allowed)
But the highlight of the exhibit by far to me was my viewing of my first Morris & Co. / William Morris textile. I was giddy to see his handiwork in person for the first time.
I even posed next to my favorite pattern, Peacock and Dragon. I had no idea the pattern was so HUGE on this one! The stand said that it was made for a wall covering. If only....