Renowned goldsmith Robert Baines is recognized as a "Living Treasure" in his native Australia and his work has been exhibited and collected internationally throughout his long career. In this intriguing exhibition, he tells three "jewelry stories," groupings that explore the way which artistic styles and forms change over time. Baines is also a specialist in the study of archaeometallurgy (ancient jewelry production) and he incorporates ancient techniques into his art and the presented narratives.
In celebration of the connections between ancient and modern art that are highlighted in Baines' work, a selection from the Eskenazi Museum's ancient jewelry collection will be on display in an area adjacent to the exhibition.
The exhibition is curated by Juliet Graver Istrabadi, Curator of Ancient Art.