L’ÉCOLE organizes exhibitions to allow the public to discover jewels and art objects.
These exhibitions always present an original perspective and remarkable expertise.
Discover here our past, current and upcoming exhibitions in Japan.

Past Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions 2024

Daniel Brush, Thinking about Monet

Daniel Brush Tokyo Exhibition

After a first exhibition organized at L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts in Paris in 2017 focusing on Cuffs & Necks, a second one in New York in 2018, and a third at L’ÉCOLE Asia-Pacific in Hong Kong in 2023 entitled Daniel Brush, An Edifying Journey, L’ÉCOLE is delighted to present Daniel Brush, Thinking about Monet, an exhibition organized at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT in Tokyo, showcasing Daniel Brush’s remarkable work to the Japanese public for the very first time.

This unprecedented exhibition will pay tribute to the late American artist Daniel Brush, a poet of materiality who was at once a metalworker, a jewelry-maker, a philosopher, an engineer, a blacksmith, a painter, and a sculptor.

Aluminum, steel, gold, paintings: through jewels, works of art and objects, the first part of the exhibition will put forward the diversity of mediums and methods in Daniel Brush’s work, that went beyond traditional art categories. The second part will highlight Brush’s Thinking about Monet series and explore his rare ability to harness materials to create sublime and ethereal objects.

Date: Jan 19 (Fri) – Apr 15 (Sun), 2024
Venue: 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Gallery 3
9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan



Past Exhibitions 2023

Intermediatheque 10th Anniversary Special Exhibition "Birds in Paradise"


To commemorate the tenth anniversary of its opening, JP Tower Museum INTERMEDIATHEQUE held the special exhibition “Birds in Paradise.”

The present exhibition was organized by the University Museum, the University of Tokyo (UMUT) and L’ÉCOLE School of Jewelry Arts, an initiation school aiming to introduce the public to all aspects of jewelry culture and created in 2012 with the support of the French High Jewelry Maison Van Cleef & Arpels. 

The exhibition combined approximately 100 pieces of jewelry featuring bird motifs with bird specimens, scientific materials, and works of art, and attempted to foster a “dialog” across the fields of jewelry, natural history, and decorative arts, taking a scientific and artistic perspective on birds.

Date: Jan 20 (Fri) – May 7 (Sun), 2023
Venue: Intermediatheque 3F
KITTE 2-3F, 2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo



Past Exhibitions 2022

Men's Rings, Collection Yves Gastou

Men's Rings Exhibition

In January 2022, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts, came back to Tokyo with the breathtaking collection of men’s rings that belonged to Yves Gastou. This collection, unprecedented because it is exclusively dedicated to men's rings, whereas it is rather popular and contemporary to associate the jewel to the feminine, has never been exposed to the public outside L’ÉCOLE.

This exhibition showcases an array of about 400 rings including rings of the 17th century Venice doges, American biker rings of the 1970s as well as ancient Egyptian rings and 19th century “memento mori” skull rings among others.

Date: Jan 14 (Fri) – Mar 13 (Sun), 2022
Venue: 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Gallery 3
9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo


Past Exhibitions 2019

In 2019, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts hosted three exceptional exhibitions in Tokyo that call attention to the many facets of the jewelry arts.

Date: Feb 23 (Sat) – Mar 08 (Fri), 2019
Venue: Kyoto University of Art & Design / Gaien Campus in Tokyo
1-7-15, Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Through the eyes of a connoisseur

Through the Eyes of a Connoisseur

The Japonismes season took place in France and celebrated the 160th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and Japan. L'École des Arts Joailliers (School of Jewelry Arts), supported by Van Cleef & Arpels, presented a selection of jewelry from Kazumi Arikawa’s prestigious collection.


Vestigia Naturae

Vestigia Naturae

After “Retour d’expédition” presented in Paris in 2017, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts exhibited the works of Harumi Klossowska de Rola for a second time. Vestigia Naturae features jewelry, objects and furniture from an imaginary world between Europe and Japan, at the crossroads of cultures and continents.


The fabulous destiny of Tavernier’s diamonds

The fabulous destiny of Tavernier’s diamonds

The exhibition presented replicas of 20 diamonds previously owned by Louis XIV, and now mostly lost to the world, which were recreated through the meticulous research of L’ÉCOLE experts in partnership with the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris.