World-Exclusive Cartier Exhibition at Denver Art Museum

  • DENVER, Colorado
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  • October 22, 2014

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Necklace worn by Countess of Granard. Cartier London, special order, 1932. Platinum, diamonds, emerald. Height at center 8.80 cm. Cartier Collection. Photo: Vincent Wulveryck, Cartier Collection
© Cartier.

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will be the sole venue worldwide for Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century, November 16, 2014–March 15, 2015, featuring stunning jewelry, timepieces and precious objects created between 1900 and 1975.

This exhibition highlights Cartier’s rise to preeminence—and the historical events pushing the Maison’s, or jewelry house's, evolution—as it transformed itself into one of the world’s most prestigious names in jewelry and accessories.

“The evolution of Cartier takes us on a journey through 20th century history, from the era of the last Czars in Russia to the Roaring ‘20s in America to the onset of Hollywood glamour as we know it,” said Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM. “We hope people come from near and far to take advantage of this rare opportunity and experience all that Denver and the Denver Art Museum have to offer.”

Flamingo brooch: Flamingo brooch worn by the Duchess of Windsor. Cartier Paris, special order, 1940. Platinum, diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires, citrine; 9.65 x 9.59 cm. Cartier Collection. Photo: Vincent Wulveryck, Cartier Collection
© Cartier

Brilliant will present a selection of themes ranging from Art Deco to old Hollywood glamour that cut across time periods and styles to display the immense influence and innovation of the brand. A special section focused on masculine items will offer a rare look at the items Cartier crafted especially for men, including the modern wristwatch.

The immersive installation will be designed by Nathalie Crinière, exhibition designer for Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective. A fully illustrated publication accompanying the show will be available at The Shop at the Denver Art Museum.

Special timed and dated exhibition tickets are required and are already on sale at the museum, at or by calling 720-913-0130.  #DAMBrilliant

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