During President Bill Clinton’s second term in office, he chose to take part in history by making Madeleine Albright the United States first female Secretary of State. In Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection, history unfolds before the eye as many of the pins in Secretary Albright’s collection frames U.S. foreign policy through the late 90s. These pieces, some bought, some given, are from all over the world and span over a century of time in jewelry design.
The exhibition features more than 200 pieces of jewelry. The collection that Secretary Albright cultivated is distinctive and democratic — sometimes demure and understated, sometimes outlandish and outspoken — and spans more than a century of jewelry design and 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. Together the pieces in this expressive collection explore the power of jewelry to communicate through a style and language of its own.
We hope you can join us as we travel to the Mint Museum in Uptown to view the collection.Secretary Madeleine Albright created in a sense, “crown jewels” to serve as markers in the country’s history. This is an amazing opportunity and we hope to see you as we take a docent-led tour of American history through jewelry.
Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection
Tuesday, August 21 from 6 – 7:30 PM
Mint Museum Uptown, 500 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Members, Current/Alumni Center Artists: Free
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