Jewelry Exhibitions Athens- Historic Islamic and Contemporary Greek Jewelry Art
The only reason I am posting Historic Islamic and contemporary artistic Greek jewelry at the same time is because I took the pictures the same day. I attended two art openings one at the Benaki Museum of Islamic art and the other at El.Marneri Creative Gallery and I am sharing my experience…
Benaki Museum collection of Islamic art Jewelry
The Benaki Museum collection of Islamic art, which includes examples of all its local variations from as far as India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, the Middle East, Arabia, Egypt, North Africa, Sicily and Spain, ranks among the most important in the world. I was impressed by the amazing jewelry. This stately neoclassical complex of buildings exhibits more than 8000 items covering the 12th to 19th centuries, including weavings, carvings, prayer carpets, tiles, ceramics and a 17th-century reception room from a Cairo mansion. You can find more here.
Contemporary Greek Artistic Jewelry To Peirama
At the opening of the exhibition “To Peirama” at El. Marneri Creative Gallery in the center of Athens I saw amazing artistic jewelry made by the students of the famous and one of my favorite jewelry designers Maria Mastori. Very creative and inspiring!!! Learn more about Maria Mastori here.