L'ÉCOLE in the US

School of Jewelry Arts supported by Van Cleef & Arpels

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ABOUT L'ÉCOLE

Open to all, L’ÉCOLE’s mission is to share jewelry culture with the widest possible audience.
Founded in 2012 on place Vendôme with the support of Van Cleef & Arpels, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts offers an exclusive program, revolving around three main themes: savoir-faire, history of jewelry, and the universe of gemstones.
L'ÉCOLE welcomes the general public into the world of jewelry through courses, conferences, exhibitions and publications, both in Paris, Hong Kong and Shanghai—its three permanent sites—and in the rest of the world with traveling events.
Please refer to this page for our upcoming events in the U.S and follow our online conversations listed below !

Place Vendome 7 2017

Online & In-Person Talks

This June, explore gems engraving with an online talk, register also for the In-Person Conversations on the art of brooches, taking place in New York and in Santa Ana, California!

Bow brooch
XVIe siècle, Hercule, Camée en sardonyx, cadre en bronze doré, Collection Guy Ladrière, Photo Benjamin Chelly

Live Online Talk - Virtual Guided Tour of the "Engraved Gems" Exhibition

June 1st & 2nd

Philippe Malgouyres, Chief curator of the Department of Art Objects of the Musée du Louvre and Exhibition curator, and Gislain Aucremanne, Art Historian at L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts, will embark you on an introduction to the history of glyptic art through some two hundred pieces on display, allowing to present a continuous panorama of techniques and styles, from Greek antiquity to the nineteenth century.

 

 

 

Van Cleef & Arpels, Lion ébouriffé clip, 1967, Van Cleef & Arpels Collection

In-Person Talk - The Art of Brooches @ Morgan Library & Museum

Tuesday, June 7th 2022, 6pm The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10016

The history of brooches reflects the social and technical evolution of humanity. The utilitarian and functional aspect will be lost in favor of an ornamental role: decorated with precious stones, brooches will express the wealth and power of their wearers. With a big return today, like a real sculpture or an object of fashion, the brooch will not stop surprising you!

 

Van Cleef & Arpels, Lion ébouriffé clip, 1967, Van Cleef & Arpels Collection

In-Person Talk - The Art of Brooches @ The Bowers Museum

Thursday, June 9th 2022, 6pmThe Bowers Museum, 2002 N Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706

The history of brooches reflects the social and technical evolution of humanity. During Antiquity, some mysterious fibulae made with bronze spirals tell us that this object was perhaps firstly used to secure clothing. Subsequently, this utilitarian and functional aspect will be lost in favor of an ornamental role: decorated with precious stones, brooches will express the wealth and power of their wearers.