Join us and explore centuries of appreciation of gems and jewelry in this fascinating four-part lecture series.
Learn about how gems and jewels captivated diverse cultures through history and continue to enthrall contemporary audiences. Gain insights into what makes a stone great, revel in the glamour of jewelry design in the 1930s and 1940s, and immerse yourself in the Merriweather Post collection, arguably one of the most impressive jewelry ensembles of the twentieth century.
Spectacular Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection was conceived of and organized by Hillwood’s chief curator and director of collections, Liana Paredes, who also wrote the publication of the same name. Liana passed away at her home on March 16, 2017.