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A Return to the Grand Tour Symposium

Roman Forum, Rome, 19th century; Micromosaic set in gold as a brooch, with alternating 6-mm cabochon aquamarines with side gold dots and 5-mm faceted aquamarines around bezel; 54 x 62 mm; Collection of Elizabeth Locke

Photo: Travis Fullerton, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Roman Forum, Rome, 19th century; Micromosaic set in gold as a brooch, with alternating 6-mm cabochon aquamarines with side gold dots and 5-mm faceted aquamarines around bezel; 54 x 62 mm; Collection of Elizabeth Locke Photo: Travis Fullerton, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Coliseum, Rome, 19th century; Micromosaic set in metal box detailed with enamel paint; 45 x 45 x 39 mm; Collection of Elizabeth Locke

Photo: Travis Fullerton, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Coliseum, Rome, 19th century; Micromosaic set in metal box detailed with enamel paint; 45 x 45 x 39 mm; Collection of Elizabeth Locke Photo: Travis Fullerton, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Walking Butterfly, 19th century, attributed to Giacomo Raffaelli (Italian, 1753–1836); Micromosaic set in gold as a pendant, with gold bezel, hinged bale; 35 x 35 mm; Collection of Elizabeth Locke

Photo: Travis Fullerton, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Walking Butterfly, 19th century, attributed to Giacomo Raffaelli (Italian, 1753–1836); Micromosaic set in gold as a pendant, with gold bezel, hinged bale; 35 x 35 mm; Collection of Elizabeth Locke Photo: Travis Fullerton, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Accompanying the opening of the exhibition A Return to the Grand Tour: Micromosaic Jewels from the Collection of Elizabeth Locke, the Gibbes Museum will bring together experts, scholars, and the collector herself to discuss the Grand Tour of the nineteenth century and the era’s fascination with the classics and societal requisite travel to the “cradle of western civilization.”

Featuring jewelry designer and collector Elizabeth Locke, Susan Rawles, associate curator of American painting and Decorative Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and Angela D. Mack, executive director and chief curator, Gibbes Museum of Art.

Program:

10am - 1:30pm Speaker sessions with an intermission for lunch

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