Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection

April 15, 2012–June 17, 2012
Now Closed: April 15, 2012–Jun 17, 2012
Anschutz Gallery

Drawn from the personal collection of former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, this exhibition features more than 200 pins, many of which Secretary Albright wore to communicate a message or a mood during her diplomatic tenure. Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection examines the collection for its historical ties as well as the expressive power of jewelry and its ability to communicate through a language of its own. The collection that Secretary Albright cultivated is distinctive and democratic—sometimes demure and understated, sometimes outlandish and outspoken—spanning more than a century of jewelry design and including fascinating pieces from across the globe. The works on view are chosen for their symbolic value, and while some are fine antiques, many are costume jewelry. Read My Pins will be on view through June 17, 2012.

Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection was organized by the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Support for the original exhibition was provided by Bren Simon and for the exhibition catalogue by St. John Knits. Local funding is generously provided by J. Landis and Sharon Martin. Additional funding is provided by the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and the generous donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign. The Museum Associates Preview and Reception sponsored by Northwestern Mutual. Members Preview sponsored by Macy’s Foundation. Promotional support is provided by CBS4.