Oct 05, 2012-Jan 21, 2013

Desert Jewels

94 spectacular jewelry pieces and 28 photographs from Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, and Tunisia collected over thirty years by Xavier Guerrand-Hermès of the renowned Paris-based fashion empire.

This exhibition brings together a rare and stunning collection of North African jewelry with historic late 19th- and early 20th-century photographs by some of the region’s most prominent photographers. It was organized by the Museum for African Art in New York and previously toured nationally, including to the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.

This first-ever presentation in northern California offers a unique opportunity to feature and explore the people and culture of North Africa.

This exhibition and related programs have been made possible by the generous support of Farella Braun + Martel LLP.