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Restoration Rocks at the
Guggenheim Museum
Media Reception
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, at 89th Street
July 23, 2008

Written by Wendy R. Williams
Photographed by Rod Nunez

The Guggenheim Museum hosted a reception for "Restoration Rocks," a line of jewelry hand-crafted from fragments of the restored exterior of the Museum on July 23, 2008.

Here is a quote from the Museum Website about the jewelry line: "Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of the Guggenheim Museum! Restoration Rocks, one-of-a-kind fragments of Frank Lloyd Wright’s modern masterpiece—the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum—gathered during the 2007 restoration and presented in hand-crafted acrylic and sterling silver. Designed and fabricated by California-based jewelry artist Cara Tilker, each piece is unique. Limited edition."

The reception was held in the magnificent lobby of the museum with its soaring stairways. In a fitting parallel, the art of the jewelry was presented inside one of the most beautiful pieces of art in the world, the Guggenheim Museum.

Log onto guggenheim.org/restoration to read more about the museum restoration.

Lauren Van Natten (L)


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