Join us to celebrate the opening of our new exhibition: The Clamor of Ornament: Exchange, Power, and Joy from the Fifteenth Century to the Present.
Bringing together more than 200 objects produced over the past five centuries, The Clamor of Ornament: Exchange, Power, and Joy from the Fifteenth Century to the Present will explore ornament in architecture, art, and design through the lens of drawing. The exhibition will foreground ornament’s potential as a mode of communication, a form of currency, and a means of exchange across geographies and cultures. The Clamor of Ornament will seek to address the multilayered complexity of the history of ornament, including the dissonance between the unequal and destructive relationships that mediate its movement between sources. Together, the objects on view will both celebrate and interrogate ornament’s fluidity by making connections between motifs, methods, and intentions.