Adult Tour

Bling at the BMA


60 minutes


90 visitors

Tour Type:

Discovering Art

Diamonds and pearls and gold, oh my! Jewelry is a universal form of adornment. It can be an indication of rank and social status. Precious materials can be used as a form of protection against dangers. And, just like paint and stone, bling can be used as a material to make art. This tour explores the use of bling in the BMA’s collection.


  • Art made from precious materials, like gold leaf
  • Art depicting precious materials, like coral
  • Art depicting fine jewelry, like fabulous earrings and necklaces!  

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