Anatomy of a Collector: Susan Grant Lewin and the Art Jewelry World, 1982-2023

Double Yellow Brooch by Thomas Gentille Brooch by Thomas Gentille

June 21, 2024 – September 14, 2024

Preeminent collector Susan Grant Lewin traces her passion for art jewelry back to her work in the 1980s and '90s as a journalist and communications executive. Author of one of the premier books on then-rising American jewelry artists, Lewin has followed the careers of these practitioners, as well as those of their international counterparts and emerging talents, for four decades. Although it is not the only exhibition to feature Lewin’s impressive holdings, Anatomy of A Collector: Susan Grant Lewin and the Art Jewelry World, 1982-2023 is the first to survey her longstanding commitment to this phenomenon, which has evolved from isolated pockets of artists creating conceptual, mostly wearable statements made from mundane materials into today’s global movement.


Image: Thomas Gentille (American, b. 1936), Double Yellow with Blue-Gray and White (Brooch), ca. 2000-2023. Pigmented resin, resined paper, paint, maple, metal, 2 1/16 x 4 11/16 x 3/8 inches (5.24 x 11.91 x .95 cm) Photo: S. B. Samuels © Thomas Gentille