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N ext month, the Dallas Museum of Art becomes a pilgrimage site for connoisseurs of bijoux, art, h i s t o r y, a n d design: All eyes will be on international jeweler Cartier, founded in Paris in 1847 — the pedigreed jewelry house that was at the forefront of globalism even before that word was coined. Texas museum- goers haven't seen an exhibition like this in two decades — not since "Cartier Design Viewed by Ettore Sottsass" touched down at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in 2004. Now, 18 years later, the Dallas Museum of Art plans its own triumphant look at Cartier — one told from a unique world view that centers upon a quest for diversity, cultural awareness, and understanding. OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. "Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity," opening in Dallas Saturday, May 14, is co-organized by the DMA (the only North American venue) and its counterpart in Paris, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD), located in the Marsan Wing CARTIER COMES TO THE DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART STORIED JEWELRY HOUSE + ISLAMIC ART INSPIRATION 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s Cartier Paris, London, and New York through the present day, and the Islamic world of more than a thousand years ago. With art-historical richness and range, the exhibit features a compelling exhibition design by NYC studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Traveling to Dallas are treasures from the vaults of Cartier, MAD Paris, the Department of Islamic Art at the Louvre Museum, and the Keir Collection of Islamic Art (currently on loan to the DMA), among impressive worldwide loans. The DMA show is the rarest of bijoux blockbusters, with only one other venue: MAD, Paris, where the exhibition launched last October. Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity" at the Dallas Museum of Art, May 14 through September 18, 2022, Catherine D. Anspon of the Louvre, in collaboration with Musée du Louvre and with the support of Maison Cartier. The exhibition brings together more than 400 objects in a conversation across time between Tiara, Cartier London, special order, 1936; platinum, diamonds, turquoise; Collection Cartier. Tiara, Cartier Paris, special order, 1912; platinum, round old- and rose-cut diamonds, pear-shaped diamonds, carved rock crystal, millegrain setting; Collection Cartier. MARIAN GÉRARD, COLLECTION CARTIER © CARTIER VINCENT WULVERYCK, COLLECTION CARTIER © CARTIER 28

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