Brilliant

Cartier in the 20th Century

Closed on Mar 17, 2015

Necklace worn by Countess of Granard. Cartier London, special order, 1932. Platinum, diamonds, emerald. Height at center 8.80 cm. Cartier Collection. Photo: Vincent Wulveryck, Cartier Collection © Cartier.

Egyptian striking clock owned by Mrs. George Blumenthal. Cartier Paris, 1927. Gold, silver gilt, mother of pearl, lapis lazuli, coral, emerald, cornelian, enamel; 24 x 15.7 x 12.7 cm. Sold to Mrs. Blumenthal. Cartier Collection. Photo: Nick Welsh, Cartier Collection © Cartier.

Crocodile necklace horizontal and vertical: Crocodile necklace made as a special order for María Félix. Cartier Paris, special order, 1975. Gold, diamonds, emeralds, rubies; Length 30 cm. and 27.3 cm. Cartier Collection. Photo: Vincent Wulveryck, Cartier Collection © Cartier.

Crocodile necklace horizontal and vertical: Crocodile necklace made as a special order for María Félix. Cartier Paris, special order, 1975. Gold, diamonds, emeralds, rubies; Length 30 cm. and 27.3 cm. Cartier Collection. Photo: Vincent Wulveryck, Cartier Collection © Cartier.

Flamingo brooch: Flamingo brooch worn by the Duchess of Windsor. Cartier Paris, special order, 1940. Platinum, diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires, citrine; 9.65 x 9.59 cm. Cartier Collection. Photo: Vincent Wulveryck, Cartier Collection © Cartier.

Closed on Mar 17, 2015

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Access & Spanish-Language Materials | 6 Kids Jewelry Templates

The world-exclusive exhibition Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century featured stunning jewelry, timepieces, and precious objects created between 1900 and 1975. The exhibition highlighted Cartier’s rise to preeminence—and the historical events pushing the Maison’s, or design house's, evolution—as it transformed itself into one of the world’s most prestigious names in jewelry and luxurious accessories. Organized by the DAM, the exhibition was on view in the Anschutz and Martin and McCormick galleries on level two of the Hamilton Building.

Watch CBS Sunday Morning's feature of the exhibition and take a video tour.

Brilliant Access & Spanish-Language Materials

Access

Available for complimentary use in the exhibition:

  • Large-print booklets
  • Braille booklets
  • Large-print audio tour transcripts (of English adult audio tour and of English family-friendly audio tour)

Spanish

  • Available for complimentary use in the exhibition:
  • Spanish audio for Adult and Family audio tour
  • Spanish language large-print transcripts of audio tour
  • Spanish-language exhibition text booklet (available in-gallery)
  • iPad available for free checkout that has PDF of Spanish-language exhibition text
  • Downloadable Spanish-language exhibition text (PDF)

Kids Jewelry Design Templates

Downloadable PDF templates for kids to make their own jewelry:

This exhibition is organized by the Denver Art Museum. Exhibition support is also provided by Jet Linx Denver, Sill-TerHar Motors, Fine Arts Foundation, John Brooks Incorporated, the generous donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, Comcast Spotlight, and The Denver Post.