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Conversation with Dr. Emily Stoehrer and Bella Neyman

May 13, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Join us on May 13, 2021 at 6pm as we chat about our favorite accessory! From the ancient Nike earring to Man Ray’s oversized “Pendant’s Pending” to contemporary examples by the world’s most celebrated makers, join Bella Neyman (co-founder of New York City Jewelry Week) and Emily Stoehrer (Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curator of Jewelry) as they share some of their favorite earrings from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 


A Zoom link will be provided after registration and tickets are available here. We look forward to seeing you on Zoom!


About the Panelists:

Dr. Emily  Stoehrer is the Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curator of Jewelry at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and a Visiting Lecturer in the History of Art department at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. At the MFA Emily oversees a collection that spans nine curatorial departments and 6,000 years of history. She has curated exhibitions and written on various aspects of adornment—most recently she organized the exhibition “Boston Made: Arts & Crafts Jewelry and Metalwork” and contributed to the related publication. As an educator and author, Emily has lectured and written on a diverse range of jewelry, fashion, and design related topics. She holds a PhD in Humanities from Salve Regina University and a Master of Arts in Fashion & Textile Studies from the Fashion Institute of Technology.​

Bella Neyman is the co-founder of New York City Jewelry Week. She is also an independent curator and journalist specializing in contemporary jewelry. Most recently she served on the Curatorial Advisory Committee for “45 Stories in Jewelry: 1947 to Now” (on view through 2022) at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.  Since graduating with a Master’s Degree in Decorative Arts and Design History from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum & Parsons, The New School for Design in 2008, she has worked for some of New York City’s leading design galleries. Bella’s articles have been published in The New York Times, American Craft, and the Magazine Antiques. She is also a frequent contributor to Metalsmith magazine. Within the last year she has taught classes at the 92Y Jewelry Center and Christie’s Education. Bella is on the Board of Art Jewelry Forum. She resides with her family in Brooklyn.


Photo credit for Bella Neyman photo: Alex Mano


May 13, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:




Society of Arts + Crafts
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