The creation and wearing of jewelry is a timeless, global phenomenon. Contemporary art jewelry, most of all, expresses a global aesthetic because contemporary artists are tuned into what is going on all around the world today. However, modern studio jewelers are inevitably influenced by their own, local experiences. Women's Tales: Four Leading Israeli Jewelers, is an eye-opening look at how four Israeli women, each a leading figure in the studio jewelry movement, translate their lives and experiences into powerful and beautiful works of art.
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and the Racine Art Museum are grateful for the following sponsors: Association of Israel's Decorative Arts (AIDA), founded by Dale and Doug Anderson and Andrea and Charles Bronfman to foster the development of contemporary decorative artists from Israel by connecting them to an international audience of galleries, institutions and collectors; International Partnership Among Museums (IPAM), which is administered by the American Association of Museums (AAM) and funded by the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA); SC Johnson; Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin; Racine United Arts Fund; Racine Community Foundation; Karen and William Boyd; Elwood Corporation; Doron and Marianne Livnat, Holland; Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago; Knight-Barry Title, Bruce and Ann Bachmann; Bank of Elmwood; Sonny and Diane Fixler; Design Partners; Members of the RAM Society and other donors to the Racine Art Museum.
Banner (detail): Esther Knobel, Daisy Wire, 1993. Silver and 18k gold. Courtesy of the artist.