Boston MFA’s Blingy Exhibition

See significant jewelry and metalwork

BY DON NICHOLS — Winter 2019

In the early 1900s, in step with the international Arts and Crafts movement, Boston established itself as one of the most influential cities in the U.S. for jewelry-making and metalworking. Marvel at 70-plus handcrafted pieces — brooches, necklaces, enamel boxes, and more — created by talented artisans between the turn of the 20th century and the 1929 stock market crash in “Boston Made: Arts and Crafts Jewelry and Metalwork,” an exhibition at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts that runs through March 29, 2020. 617-267-9300; mfa.org/exhibitions/boston-made — D.N.

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