'Picasso to Koons' Jewelry Exhibit Preview

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Modern Head, Roy Lichtenstein (D. Venet Collection)

Tomorrow’s “A Night at the Museum” fundraiser at the Bass Museum of Art will unveil the museum’s latest exhibit, “From Picasso to Koons: The Artist As Jeweler.” The 200 plus piece collection will showcase jewelry and wearable works from more than 135 artists, including Pablo Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein, Jeff Koons, Salvador Dalí, and Yoko Ono.

Curated by Diane Venet, a former French journalist who edited the 2011 book The Artist as Jeweler, the exhibit has traveled to Roubaix, France, New York, Valencia, Spain, and now, Miami. Pieces included are a playful, and at times sparkling, extension of each artist's oeuvre. Organized into three groupings—early masters, representational, and abstraction—the exhibit explores the human figure, nature, popular culture, words, geometry, and new technologies and materials through the medium of adornment.

At the fundraiser preview, there will be cocktails and refreshments courtesy of Miami Club Rum, Pavan liqueur, and Perrier. And of course, a silent auction promises fabulous jewelry (by local artist), as well as luxury excursions, VIP president’s box tickets to the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Priscilla Queen of the Desert production, and a private cooking class with chef Michelle Bernstein. Tickets are $250 per couple and include museum membership perks. The exhibit will open to the public this Friday and will remain on view through July 21. 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-357-6752; rsvp@bassmuseum.org

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