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Visiting an exhibition in person is a much richer experience than visiting online. Read the thoughts and impressions left by others during the run of the Calder Jewelry exhibition.

I wish I could wear a calder piece of jewelry today!! Very beautiful art : )

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Joyce Brady - 9.13.2008 - 2:14 PM
Beautiful... nothing looks like it is in the same place at one time... everything MOVES. The flower at the back looks like it has gems in it... but it's only glass. Everything is perfect in an abstract way. -Maia -Mary

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Mary and Maia - 9.13.2008 - 10:36 AM
Received my Calder Jewelry book from your online store today. LOVE IT!!! If you can't make the exhibit--buy the book. I'm glad I did.

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Susy - 9.12.2008 - 11:07 PM
Lovely.....Lovely.....Lovely!!!!

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Donna - 9.12.2008 - 3:30 PM
Originally Posted By Ramzy Doud
i visited this place for the first time, and i really surprise the it almost empty. i hope when i visit again maybe next year i'll find more stuff woth to pay 7$ for person.with a lot of love RAMZY.

We have passed your concerns on to Visitor Services. We certainly appreciate your comments, but would like to keep this page reserved for discussion of the Calder exhibition.

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Web Team - 9.12.2008 - 1:52 PM
I have loved his work since I was a young child and visited the Guggenheim Museum (early '60's) with a full display of his sculptures, circus, and some jewelry. This is a wonderful exhibit of his jewelry.

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Kim Gibbons - 9.12.2008 - 11:38 AM
very interesting

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anonymous - 9.11.2008 - 4:26 PM
This exhibit is a true delight . I found myself wishing to see some of these jewelry objects in motion. I was also wishing to hear them... some of the objects look as though they would make wonderful sounds as the wearer moved about.

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Patty - 9.11.2008 - 11:47 AM
my wife, binnie, made jewelry reminiscent of this work in the early 70's. She may have inherited a tiny bit of the artist's spirit.

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bob - 9.9.2008 - 4:23 PM
I'm a wire jewelry artist and was happy to discover that Calder had created wire jewelry too. I've been an admirer of his work for a while, have seen his work in person in D.C. and Chicago, and have 3 Calder books in my personal library. Not ONE of these books show any of his jewelry. I ordered your exhibit book. Can't wait to get it!

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Susy - 9.8.2008 - 5:13 AM
I am currently an artist jeweller in residence at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Although I have not been able to visit the Calder exhibition in Philadelphia I hope to do so when it comes to Dublin. There is a lovely Calder spiral neckpiece in the V&A collection made in 1938 and I will be showing an image of it on my V&A blog in a few weeks if anyone wishes to see it there.

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dorothy hogg - 8.21.2008 - 7:53 AM
Is this the same Calder that has a piece of art on Calder Plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan?

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Mimi from Michigan - 8.15.2008 - 8:36 AM
Originally Posted By Anonymous
How many pieces are in this exhibit? are they the same pieces as the ones included in the book (I hope many are different!)

There are 115 works of art in the exhibition. Many are pictured in the accompaning book but some are not. We hope you will come to see and enjoy Calder Jewelry.

Museum Staff
Web Team - 8.11.2008 - 10:55 AM
How many pieces are in this exhibit? are they the same pieces as the ones included in the book (I hope many are different!)

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Anonymous - 8.8.2008 - 8:28 PM
Simply not enough serious attention is paid to objects of adornment using high craft as ART. Thank you for putting up this show, and PLEASE continue to show the vast amount of serious artists who made jewelry, and continue to do so.

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Collector - 8.4.2008 - 8:02 AM
Originally Posted By enola
I think I have a ring by him . I saw it on antique road show . Where can i find out? The jewelry shops dont know much about it.

Hi enola

You can contact the department of American Art at regarding your ring. They may be able to assist you in learning more about it or point you in the right direction.

Museum Staff
Web Team - 7.30.2008 - 11:01 AM
these objects manage to be stunningly simple yet full of artful intricacy. they will make you look at jewelry, and wires, in a completely new way

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Anonymous - 7.22.2008 - 1:48 PM
I think I have a ring by him . I saw it on antique road show . Where can i find out? The jewelry shops dont know much about it.

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enola - 7.21.2008 - 6:58 PM
Calder's "jewelry" are truly accents for the human form.

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Anonymous - 7.21.2008 - 3:33 PM

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