MAD (again) about jewelry

“LOOT: MAD About Jewelry” is an annual exhibition and sale of some pretty amazing work.

Forget the straightforward at this show at the Museum of Arts and Design in Manhattan: “LOOT” is all about unique materials and unusual approaches.

The 16th annual edition – set to begin April 11, as the show has moved from autumn to spring – is destined once again to dazzle jewelry lovers with a wide range of work from emerging and established jewelry artists from around the world.

You may recall our profile of Danielle Gori-Montanelli, the Sarah Lawrence College graduate who now creates fanciful work in felt out of a Vermont studio. She is set to return to the show, this year as one of 44 artists from 17 countries.

In press materials advancing the show, Michele Cohen, “LOOT” chair for the seventh year, says, “ ‘LOOT’ has grown to be one of MAD’s most popular, best-attended annual events. It provides an unparalleled opportunity for the public to acquire pieces directly from the best emerging and established artists in contemporary art jewelry today. It’s been an honor to work alongside artists who are pushing the field forward, all while supporting the Museum’s exhibition and education programs.”

“LOOT” will continue through April 16 at MAD, at 2 Columbus Circle.

For more, visit madmuseum.org. – Mary Shustack

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