For Immediate Release
June 16, 2015
Williamstown, MA— Fascinated with the idea of suspending stones the way musical notes are suspended on a staff, Margo Morrison began creating her semi-precious and pearl jewelry line known as Margo Morrison New York. She presents a trunk show of more than 300 pieces for sale at the Clark Art Institute Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21 from 11 am to 5 pm. The show will be held in the Museum Store, located in the Clark Center.
Morrison describes her jewelry as “visual music,” playing off positive and negative space while combining complementary colors, textures, and shapes. Her signature feminine looks incorporate faceted semi-precious stones and lustrous freshwater pearls knotted on nylon cord, finished with silver toggles cast from twigs and berries. The cord disappears on the skin, creating a “floating” appearance of the stones.
Celebrity fans of Morrison’s jewelry line include Blake Lively, Julia Roberts, Julianne Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sharon Stone, and Brooke Shields.
Morrison developed her love of music and art while growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, going to museums, the opera, and classical concerts. She studied classical piano from the age of seven to twenty-three.
The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, open to the public with more than 240,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm; open daily in July and August. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit or call 413 458 2303.
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