Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection featured more than 280 dazzling pins Secretary of State Madeleine Albright wore to emphasize the importance of a negotiation, signify high hopes, protest the absence of progress, and show pride in representing the United States.
Matched with her personal anecdotes and photographs, the pins range from dime store finds to family heirlooms and designer creations. The exhibition explores the collection’s historic significance as well as the expressive power of jewelry to communicate through a style and language of its own.
This traveling exhibit was on display May 11 through October 27, 2013 at the NCSML, organized by the Museum of Arts and Design. Support for the exhibition was provided by Bren Simon and by St. John Knits for the exhibition book.