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Join Glenn Adamson, Helen Drutt and Paul J. Smith for the New York Premiere of ‘J. Fred Woell: An American Vision’

SCREENING + Q&A | J. Fred Woell: An American Vision
Post Screening Discussion with Glenn Adamson, Helen Drutt, Richard Kane and Paul J. Smith, moderated by Barbara Paris Gifford

Thursday, March 29, 2018
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
The Theater at MAD


Attend the New York premiere of the documentary film, J.Fred Woell: An American Vision, directed by Richard Kane. This exciting documentary celebrates the life of a pioneering metal artist who created work with wit, satire, and meaning.

In 1965, J. Fred Woell took his cast silver jewelry to New York City galleries and was turned down flat. “Use gold or forget it,” they said. A confirmed contrarian, Woell vowed to make jewelry from materials of no value, inspiring the term “anti-jewelry.” Nearly fifty years later, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of North American Goldsmiths, and his artwork is permanently housed across the country and internationally, including at the Museum of Arts and Design.

A Q&A will follow the screening with the filmmaker and special guests Glenn Adamson, Helen Drutt, and Paul J. Smith, moderated by MAD’s Assistant Curator Barbara Paris Gifford.


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