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Gilding the Lily
Buttons and other Ornaments
 

Gilding the Lily
Buttons and other Ornaments
 


Buttons are small, functional, everyday objects—yet their design and material may signify changes in fashion as well as testify to one's economic and social status. Making the small button the “hero” of an exhibition is a somewhat subversive act, seeking to grant it unusual attention. Collecting buttons is an act of passion, almost an obsession. The exhibition presents thousands of buttons from private collections as well as other tiny ornaments.
 

OPENING DATE:

Tuesday 14 February 2017

CLOSING DATE:

Saturday 10 June 2017

LOCATION:

The Agnes and Beny Steinmetz Wing for Architecture and Design Galleries 1 & 2 Herta and Paul Amir Building

CURATOR:

Dr. Doron J. Lurie

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