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Conversation with the Curator: Opulence and Fantasy: Couture Gowns and Jewelry of Mindy Lam

Friday, June 11, 2021

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Members Only

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Join Taubman Chief Curator Dr. Karl Emil Willers for June's member-exclusive Conversation with the Curator, where he will spotlight the new exhibition, Opulence and Fantasy: Couture Gowns and Jewelry of Mindy Lam.

A celebrated artist and jewelry designer, Mindy Lam is known for her meticulously handcrafted jewelry featuring her signature woven metal lace adorned with precious metals, semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystals, rhinestones and more. From couture pieces for the red carpet to ready-to-wear for an evening out, Mindy's work is beloved by tastemakers and fashion influencers the world over.

In Opulence and Fantasy, Mindy mined the Taubman Museum of Art's galleries and permanent collection for inspiration to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind works -- think elegant brooches, dramatic chokers, breathtaking necklaces, and an ethereal evening gown that beguiles and seduces. Each work is paired in the galleries with the painting or sculpture that stirred Mindy's imagination.

The Taubman's monthly Conversation with the Curators is a member-exclusive benefit.

Not a member yet? Visit https://www.taubmanmuseum.org/join to learn more about member benefits, from exclusive events like this one to complimentary, reciprocal membership to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts! 


Above image: 
Golden Imperial Fantasy: Metal Lace Clutch, 86kt. citrine, 14kt. gold-filled wire, assorted vintage brooches, vintage rhinestones, Courtesy of the Artist

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Sterling Garden: Neck Piece, Silver copper wire, sterling silver, Swarovski crystals, vintage rhinestones, Courtesy of a Private Collection