Bass Museum’s 50th anniversary exhibit is all about history’s favorite precious metal

November 15, 2014 10:31 PM

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Bass Museum’s 50th anniversary exhibit is all about history’s favorite precious metal

The GOLD exhibit at the Bass Museum of Art is layered with meaning, some obvious, some subtle. To begin with, the title acknowledges the 50th birthday of the museum — its Golden Anniversary. Starting from that base, the works from 24 international artists all deal on some level with gold.

Gold has represented the obvious for millennia: a common symbol of wealth the world over, decorating temples and palaces and cutlery, and the basis of much currency. It can represent beauty, and crass ostentation.

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