Friends of Decorative Arts: Jean Schlumberger
The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level Museum membership.
FODA programs are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 2 pm during season. Non-FODA members can attend for $5, plus MFA admission.
A remarkably inventive and imaginative artist, Jean Schlumberger revolutionized jewelry design in the United States during the 1950s-1970s. Working for Tiffany & Company, his extraordinary creations of gold, platinum, and precious stones attracted patrons from around the world including Princess Marina of Kent, Bunny Mellon, Jackie Kennedy, and Elizabeth Taylor. Join Yann Weymouth–our local, brilliant architect–for his unique insights into the life of this extraordinary talent.
Image Credit: Cecil Beaton (1904–1980), Jean Schlumberger, ca. 1965, Photograph