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‘Downton Abbey’ Jewelry Designer to Give Lecture at Gibbes Annual Art of Design Luncheon

For Immediate Release: Attendees can view and purchase handcrafted pieces from Andrew Prince’s collection after event.

CHARLESTON, S.C., February 12, 2016 – Acclaimed jewelry designer Andrew Prince will visit Charleston March 11, 2016 as the featured speaker for the annual Art of Design luncheon hosted by the Gibbes Museum of Art’s Women’s Council. Prince is a London-based jewelry and gem historian and designer, best known for his pieces featured on “Downton Abbey.” In his lecture, Prince will discuss the history of jewelry, fashion and prominent historic personalities.

“The addition of Mr. Prince to our annual series, the Art of Design Committee and the Gibbes continues its commitment of bringing experts in their respective fields to Charleston,” said Andrea Woodfield, co-chair of the Gibbes Museum of Art’s Women’s Council. “This luncheon is a wonderful opportunity to learn, be entertained and support The Gibbes.”

Loyal fans include royalty, along with icons of both stage and screen. Notably Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench and Miss Piggy have worn Prince’s designs. In “Muppets Most Wanted,” Miss Piggy’s pearl necklace and diamond tiara are Prince’s creations. His jewelry retails at Bergdorf Goodman and Kleinfield Bridal. Pieces from his collection will be available for purchase following the Art of Design event.

“As we ready ourselves for the reopen of the Gibbes this spring, we are honored to have an artisan of Mr. Prince’s caliber join us for the Art of Design luncheon,” said Angela Mack, Gibbes Museum of Art’s executive director. “Through his jewelry, Prince proves art has the power to evoke our imagination and transport us to another time.”

Editor’s Note: For photos of the Art of Design luncheon, visit https://goo.gl/CRaz8W.

For more information about the Art of Design luncheon, visit www.gibbesmuseum.org/ArtofDesign.

Event Details
All proceeds benefit education and outreach programs at the Gibbes Museum of Art.
• Date: March 11, 2016
• Time: 11:00 a.m. registration; 12:00 p.m. lecture/luncheon
• Location: Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Boulevard, Charleston, S.C. 29403
• Price: $150 for Women’s Council members/$175 for nonmembers
• Tickets: (843)722-2706 x221 or http://gibbesmuseum.org/events
• Featured Sponsor: St. John
• Sponsorship Info: Table sponsorships are available for $3,500 and centerpiece sponsorships are $40.

About the Gibbes Museum of Art

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905 in historic Charleston, S.C. The Gibbes houses one of the foremost collections of American Art from the 18th century to the present. The Gibbes is currently undergoing major renovations and reopens on May 28. The renovated museum will showcase an extensive collection and will feature an admission-free ground floor, providing a place to watch artists at work in studios and stroll through a world-class garden.


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