‘Jewels of the Imagination’ Opens at the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg

Jean Schlumberger (French, 1907–1987), Jellyfish, 1967, Gold, platinum, moonstones, diamonds and sapphires, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon. Photo: Travis Fullerton © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts/via MFA St. Petersburg

The stunning “Jewels of the Imagination” exhibition that recently opened at MFA St. Petersburg offers the glittering jewelry designs of Jean Schlumberger.

The exhibition highlights the work of Mr. Schlumberger, whose jewelry and objets d’art are inimitable examples of twentieth-century design. The creations by the innovative artist, which graced notable style icons such as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Audrey Hepburn, are the epitome of mid-century elegance.

The exhibition, which runs through March 31, 2019, brings together the extensive Schlumberger collection of Rachel Lambert “Bunny” Mellon, donated to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts between 1985 and 2015. It is the largest, most comprehensive public collection of Jean Schlumberger’s work in the world, according to the MFA St. Petersburg.

The MFA is located in dowtown St. Petersburg at 255 Beach Drive NE. Go to the MFA website for musem hours and ticket information or to become a member of the museum.

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