Wednesday, December 14, 2011

If you like/admire/want to learn more about Madeleine Albright...

...then this event at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Natural History is for you:

Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection
December 13, 2011–March 4, 2012
This world-famous exhibition and the accompanying book reveal an intriguing story of American history and foreign policy as told through more than 200 of Secretary Albright’s pins. In 1994, Saddam Hussein’s government-controlled press referred to then-U.S. Ambassador to the UN Albright as an “unparalleled serpent.” She then wore a golden snake brooch to her next meeting on Iraq, beginning a career-long practice of using jewelry to convey and reinforce diplomatic messages. According to Albright, “jewelry had become part of my personal diplomatic arsenal.” Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection demonstrates the power of jewelry to communicate through a style and language all its own. This exhibition has been organized by the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Generous support for this exhibition was provided by Bren Simon and for the exhibition catalogue by St. John Knits. 
Who knows, you might find my better half and me there the day you go!

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