Month: February 2011

Van Cleef & Arpels: celebrity style

Curator Sarah Coffin talks about the “Bejeweled Lives” section of the exhibit opening this Friday at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels.

For Valentine’s Day: a heart shaped world

Not that you have to get literal with the valentines, but there is something about that shape. It’s tempting to call the attraction sentimental, what with all those memories of second-grade valentine exchanges and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate at every…