Breaking the Museum Code
Artist and master goldsmith Donna Distefano is dedicated to jewelry history and is part of the evolution of goldsmithing from antiquity to
the present day. Before establishing her private atelier in 1994, Ms. Distefano was the senior goldsmith at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, responsible for creating the museum's jewelry
reproductions. In 2016, she began to produce jewelry collections for the Met Store, in conjunction with the Michelangelo exhibition. In 2017, she co-branded a series of collections with the Met in
celebration of Heavenly Bodies. Her personal 2019 Rock Ready collection includes inspiration from Met works by artists such as Henry Weston Keen and celebrity friends including Joe Perry, whose
BladeRunner guitar is on display at the Met until October 1.
Donna will be discussing her different roles with museums over her career and how she turned a passion for Italian art and literature into a lifelong career.
Date: Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
Time: 6:00PM Cash Bar & Networking
Place: Connolly's, 14 East 47th Street (between Madison/Fifth Aves.)
Cost: $56 Students and Members $59 Non-Members.
As the Manhattan Chapter has a contractrual obligation with Connolly's, no refunds can be made. Attendance without reservation will require cash or check at the door, based on space availability. Limited to 50.
As a courtesy to our alumni and speaker there will be no admittance after 7PM.
RSVP: Reservations must be in by Monday, Sept. 16th, 2019
Payment: Eventbrite will become available....stay tuned!
Questions: Contact Gail B. Levine, G.G., 718.897.7305
Grateful appreciation to Sara Olsen Ritchie for her raffle donation at the May meeting. It contributed toward the 2019 effort for the Eunice Miles Scholarship Fund.
Calendar of events and more on the Manhattan Chapter’s website!