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SOLD OUT The Art of Brooches: Presented by L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts, supported by Van Cleef & Arpels

SOLD OUT. Thank you for your interest!

Free event. Space is limited; RSVP required.

6 pm Wine Reception for Presentation Attendees

6:30 pm Presentation 

With speakers:
• Gislain Aucremanne, Art Historian, Jewelry Specialist
and Conference Project Manager at L’ÉCOLE,
School of Jewelry Arts
• Beatrice Del Favero, Art Historian, Director of Culture &
Education at Van Cleef & Arpels Americas

The history of brooches reflects the social and technical evolution of humanity. The utilitarian and functional aspect will be lost in favor of an ornamental role: decorated with precious stones, brooches will express the wealth and power of their wearers. With a big return today, like a real sculpture or an object of fashion, the brooch will not stop surprising you!

Presented by L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts, supported by Van Cleef & Arpels.
Open to all, L’ÉCOLE’s mission is to share jewelry culture with the widest possible audience.
Founded in 2012 with the support of Van Cleef & Arpels, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts offers an exclusive program, revolving around three main themes: savoir-faire, history of jewelry, and the universe of gemstones. 


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Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium

Ticketed Onsite Event: Free & open to all with RSVP

TICKETS: Online or onsite. Questions? E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

Event details

June 9, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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