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MAD About Jewelry 2024

The ultimate contemporary jewelry pop-up.

MAD About Jewelry is the Museum’s annual benefit awards celebration and sale of contemporary jewelry. Featuring designs from 50 emerging and acclaimed international jewelry artists, MAD About Jewelry has become known as the ultimate pop-up shop for contemporary, artist-made jewelry, where collectors and jewelry enthusiasts have the rare opportunity to meet and acquire pieces from some of the most innovative creators in the field.

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Join us Saturday, May 4 for our benefit preview and presentation of the MAD About Jewelry Awards. Enjoy a performance from the Broadway cast of The Neil Diamond Musical: A Beautiful Noise and first access to acquire designs from our 2024 MAD About Jewelry artists.


10 am: Pre-brunch shopping
11:30 am: Brunch and Awards Ceremony at Robert Restaurant
2 pm: Cocktails and Shopping


Patricia Field is one of fashion's greatest visionaries whose multi-faceted career has spanned more than five decades. Field has received widespread critical praise for her pioneering vision of what constitutes style. Her distinctive approach to dressing is evident through her work as a costume designer. As a costume designer for film and television, she has been nominated for an Academy Award for The Devil Wears Prada and won an Emmy Award and numerous nominations for the television series Sex in the City. Field is also a seasoned retailer, establishing her eponymous boutique in New York City in 1966, where it remained a fashion landmark for 50 years frequented by celebrities, stylists, emerging designers, artists, performers, and club kids alike. 

Lisa “Lele” Sadoughi is an accessories designer who notably launched the first ever J. Crew costume jewelry collection. She decided to launch her eponymous accessories brand in 2012 and has accessorized Kate Middleton, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Hudson, and Zendaya, and is regularly covered in Vogue, New York Times, WWD and Harper's Bazaar. Lele Sadoughi can be found at her flagship stores in Dallas, New York City and Newport Beach, as well as leading retailers worldwide.


Sun, May 5, 10 am to 6 pm
Mon, May 6, 10 am to 6 pm
Tues, May 7, 10 am to 8 pm
Wed, May 8, 10 am to 6 pm

MAD About Jewelry is free with Museum admission. Become a MAD Member and enjoy unlimited access!

MAD About Jewelry is in keeping with the Museum’s long-standing commitment to presenting jewelry as an art form. MAD is the only American museum to possess a gallery dedicated to the display of both special jewelry exhibitions and its own collection of contemporary and modern studio and art jewelry.

MAD is proud to celebrate our artist community. Proceeds from MAD About Jewelry will benefit participating artists and support the museum’s educational programs. For more information, please contact

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