The Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California, will host “A Quest for Beauty: The Art of Van Cleef & Arpels” a heritage exhibition from October 27, 2013 through February 15, 2014. Spanning over 100 years of history, the exhibition will allow visitors to view jewelry, watches, and precious accessories, as well as archive drawings and documents of the Place Vendôme High Jewelry Maison.
More than 200 pieces from the private collections of Van Cleef & Arpels will be on display for the international exhibition. Visitors will go through a journey built around four themes that continue to inspire the Maison: Nature, Elegance, Exoticism and Femininity. This immersion into Van Cleef & Arpels’ style is also the opportunity to discover the Maison’s virtuoso craftsmanship, passed on by generations of Mains d’Or™, the magic of exceptional Pierres de Caractère™, not to mention the stories attached to some of the pieces that have achieved mythical status. From iconic pieces to the legendary women who wore them and contributed to the reputation of the Maison, “A Quest for Beauty: The Art of Van Cleef & Arpels” highlights the enduring legacy and the constantly renewed creativity of the Maison.