Sisterhood Lecture by Elise Zorn Karlin, Out of this World! Jewelry in the Space Age based on an exhibition curated by Ms. Karlin
In 2013 Ms. Karlin conceived of and curated the exhibition “Out of this World! Jewelry in the Space Age” which debuted at Forbes Galleries, NYC, and then traveled to Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh. It will be on view at Tellus Science Museum outside Atlanta in 2020. The exhibition looked at the history of jewelry related to space observation and exploration beginning as early as 19th century with the return of Haley’s comet. It touched upon jewelry influenced by Sputnik’s launch and the entire space race. Featured was jewelry made from materials used in and on spacecraft, materials that come from space used to make jewelry and contemporary jewelry with space themes which is still very much on jewelers’ minds today.