Jewels of the Imagination: Radiant Masterworks by Jean Schlumberger from the Mellon Collection

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Presented by Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg at Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg FL

Dec 15
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Mar 31
Jewels of the Imagination: Radiant Masterworks by Jean Schlumberger from the Mellon Collection

The glittering jewelry designs of Jean Schlumberger were the epitome of mid-century elegance. Inspired by nature, his creations graced such notable style icons as Jacqueline Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn.

The glittering jewelry designs of Jean Schlumberger were the epitome of mid-century elegance. Inspired by nature, his creations graced such notable style icons as Jacqueline Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn. This exhibition highlights the work of this innovative artist, placing his jewelry and objets d’art as inimitable examples of twentieth-century design.

Beginning his career as a designer of costume jewelry for couturier Elsa Schiaparelli in the 1930s, Schlumberger was, by 1956, Vice President of Tiffany & Co. with his own design salon at their Fifth Avenue headquarters. He drew inspiration from such exotic locales as Bali, India, and Thailand, and this is reflected by his lively, experimental designs that play with color, movement, and shape.

This exhibition brings together the extensive Schlumberger collection of Rachel Lambert “Bunny” Mellon, donated to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts between 1985 and 2015. It is the largest, most comprehensive public collection of Jean Schlumberger’s work in the world.

ADMISSION INFO

Adults – $20

Seniors, 65 and older – $15

Military w/ ID – $15

FL Educators – $15

College Students w/ ID – $15

Child (age 7-17) – $10

Child (age 6 and younger) – Free

Members – Free

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Museum of Fine Arts

255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

PARKING INFO

There is a small parking lot on the South side of the MFA, FREE parking spaces on the East side of the building on Bayshore Drive and metered parking on both Bayshore (3 hour limit) and Beach Drive (2 hour limit) for $1.25 per hour.  There is also the Beach Drive Overflow Parking Lot on 2nd Avenue North as you are heading out toward The Pier and the Museum of History – just a block away. You can park there for $3 for all day and take your time in the museum, viewing the exhibitions, dining in the Café and shopping in the Museum Store.

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    • Sign Language
    • Wheelchair Access

Sign Language interpreters can be made available by prior arrangement. For more information, please contact the visitor services department at (727) 896-2667.

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