Thursday: Art Nouveau Jewels

Nov. 5

A jeweled glass pansy brooch 5 ¼ inches wide. A gold, kneeling nude woman with flowing red hair pressed against a brilliant latticework nearly three inches wide. The early-century works of René Lalique were stunningly original, right on the line that divided jewelry and works of art. Walter Assistant Curator Jo Briggs will explore how these and other Lalique and Tiffany masterpieces were worn, and introduce the daring actresses and courtesans who rocked the ultimate bling of the 20th century’s dawn. 6:30-7:15 p.m., The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., (410) 547-9000, thewalters.org, free. (Edward Ericson Jr.)

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