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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.
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Dates & Evening Hours Added for Brilliant Exhibition's Final Weeks

Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century will be closing soon—this is your last chance to see it anywhere in the world! Due to popular demand, the Denver Art Museum has extended Brilliant through Tuesday, March 17. Evening hours also have been added for the final weekend, March 13-15 (open until 10 pm, with last entry between 8:30 and 9 pm). More

Brilliant Explores the Art of Smoking
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Brilliant Explores the Art of Smoking

The Denver Art Museum exhibition Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century is divided into six sections, including one on the Art of Smoking. At the turn of the century smoking in polite society largely was limited to men and Russian women. As social norms loosened, cigarette smoking was widely adopted, and elegant smoking accessories became a necessity for fashionable men and women. The exhibition features cigar cutters, cigarette cases, and lighters from 1907 through the 1940s. More

Get to Know Mexican Film Legend María Félix & See Her Jewels in Brilliant
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Get to Know Mexican Film Legend María Félix & See Her Jewels in Brilliant

The Denver Art Museum’s exhibition, Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century, features signature jewels created by the world-famous design house of Cartier. The significance of the show resides not only in the beauty of the magnificent jewels selected for the exhibition, but also in the exceptional degree of craftsmanship required to make each piece. It is not every day that one has the opportunity to experience the singular beauty and artistry of Cartier jewels in person. More

Just in Time for the Oscars! Discover Brilliant's Hollywood Connections
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Just in Time for the Oscars! Discover Brilliant's Hollywood Connections

In honor of the Oscars (Feb. 22) and Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century, we’ve compiled the following list of movies that feature some of the finest jewels from Cartier on several of Hollywood’s most iconic leading ladies. During the golden age of Hollywood (1920-1960s), many leading actresses created longstanding relationships with Cartier and accumulated collections of the exquisite jewelry, worn on and off screen. More

Travis Ogden in shop
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Jewelry Studio Demo Artist: Travis Ogden

The Naja Tool & Supply, Inc. was opened in 1976 and has become the largest resource of tools and supplies in Colorado.

In the early nineties, Travis Ogden was teaching metalsmithing at the Front Range Community College, where on his way to class he would buy supplies from the Naja. Eventually, he started working at the store, and in 1998 he took ownership. More

Meet Steve Osborne: The Man behind the Denver Art Museum Mounts
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Meet Steve Osborne: The Man behind the Denver Art Museum Mounts

Tucked away on level seven of the North Building is a workshop equipped with drills, metal rods, a sander, anvils, and more. This is where Steve Osborne, Denver Art Museum mount maker, spends his days innovating new ways to optimally display art. Steve is a down-to-earth guy with an extraordinary craft. More

Jesse Mathes working
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Jewelry Studio Demo Artist: Jesse Mathes

Jesse Mathes’ art has been inspired by her time as a traveler and, more recently, her role as a mother.

A Colorado native with degrees in metalsmithing and jewelry, Jesse Mathes creates large-scale pieces using various metals that act as body adornments, ranging from corsets to collars, inspired by her travels in France. More

Denver School of the Arts Students Propose Designs for DAM Jewelry Studio
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Denver School of the Arts Students Propose Designs for DAM Jewelry Studio

Bottle-cap necklaces, rubber-band bracelets, and macaroni jewelry. These are just a few of the ideas that ninth-grade students at Denver School of the Arts (DSA) suggested we consider for jewelry-making activities in the Denver Art Museum’s Jewelry Studio, offered in conjunction with the exhibition Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century. More

A Passion for Watches: Brilliant Exhibition Explores "Machines with Souls"
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A Passion for Watches: Brilliant Exhibition Explores "Machines with Souls"

It started with an advertisement: my husband was approaching his 40th birthday when he saw the back cover of The New Yorker, graced with an ad for a luxury watch brand. The ad copy suggested that you never actually own the watch, but rather merely look after it for the next generation. Geoff had already been turning over the idea of what it meant to turn 40 in his mind, but that ad cemented it for him: He decided that he wanted a watch for his birthday. It would be something that was finely crafted and could last long enough to pass on to our sons. More

Jewelry Studio Artist Profiles
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Jewelry Studio Artist Profiles

The Denver Art Museum offers a hands-on studio space for visitors to get creative. For Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century the studio offers an up-close look at jewelry. This series introduces the artists who will be conducting demonstrations in the Jewelry Studio on the weekends through March 15, 2015. Get to know them here and drop in the Jewelry Studio to see their work. More

Joe Korth 3D printer
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Jewelry Studio Demo Artist: Joe Korth

Joe Korth's unique work is inspired by looking around at everyday objects and finding hidden imagery in his surroundings.

A self-taught jeweler, Korth works almost exclusively with silver and gold, with much of his work featuring a Korean technique called Keumboo. This ancient technique uses heat and pressure to bond pure gold sheets to pure silver. More

Get on the Brilliant Gala Guest List with The Museum Associates
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Get on the Brilliant Gala Guest List with The Museum Associates

Want to be among the first to experience Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century? Consider joining The Museum Associates, members of a very special Denver Art Museum supporting membership level, who are invited to the elegant Opening Gala in November. The gala includes an exclusive exhibition preview with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music, and more. More

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Brilliant

Cartier in the 20th Century
November 16, 2014–March 17, 2015

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. More