Jane Loeb Rubin and Barbara Seidenath | Early 1900’s NYC – Jewelry and Book Discussion


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Enjoy a salon-like discussion at Gallery Loupe for Contemporary Jewelry, Montclair, exploring early 20th-century jewelry as a form of self-expression for both the wealthy and poor during the rise in women’s rights—different styles for different strata of life. Hear the connection to a fascinating story about a female doctor in NYC at the turn of the century.

Hosted by Patti Bleicher, owner of Gallery Loupe for Contemporary Jewelry in Montclair featuring, Barbara Seidenath, jewelry artist, and Jane Loeb Rubin, author of In the Hands of Women.

Jane Rubin’s riveting historical fiction centers on the life of Hannah Isaacson, an obstetrician in training, determined to improve medical safety for women when women had few choices. This carefully researched work, set in Baltimore and New York City in the first decade of 1900, when birth control and abortion were both illegal, leaves us contemplating whether history is repeating itself.

Barbara Seidenath, a well-recognized jewelry artist and educator at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence for three decades, has exhibited at some of the most important museums and galleries internationally, including Munich, the Netherlands, at LACMA Los Angeles, and the Museum of Arts and Design, New York

December 5th at 1:00 pm

Location – Gallery Loupe for Contemporary Art Jewelry, 50 Church St, Montclair

$40: Reserved seat, light refreshments, and a signed copy of In the Hands of Women.