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Mottos, Messages, and Gem Lore in Victorian Jewelry

  • Milwaukee Art Museum 700 N Art Museum Dr Milwaukee, WI United States (map)

Join Dr. Laura Johnson, Associate Curator at Historic New England, for an introduction to messages both hidden and overt in Victorian gems. Discover the many meanings of gem stones, "posy" rings, and how men and women in the nineteenth century used the language of flowers to spell out sweet nothings in bouquets and jewels. Photos courtesy of Historic New England. 

Earlier Event: February 7
Gallery Talk