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Women's Council Winter Membership Meeting, Reception, Curator Presentation and Tour

Thursday, January 23 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Micromosaic Collection

From Elizabeth Locke

This exhibition features 92 brilliant examples from the private collection of Elizabeth Locke. Micromosaics were at their height of pictorial perfection from the late 18th to the mid 19th centuries. These exquisitely crafted plaques, which contain up to 1,400 delicately shaded tiles of glass per square inch, were sold to travelers on their Grand Tour through Italy. Made into jewelry, boxes, and paper weights and sold as easily carried mementoes, they passed out of fashion by the end of the 19th century and are now a lost art.

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