by Emily Stoehrer

Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curator of Jewelry, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Emily Banis Stoehrer is the Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curator of Jewelry at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston where she oversees a collection that spans 6,000 years and includes more than 22,000 objects—highlights include ancient Nubian jewelry and the Daphne Farago Collection of contemporary studio jewelry. Before being appointed to this position in 2014 she held numerous positions at the MFA, and was employed as the Program Director and Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Fisher College.

Stoehrer received a master’s degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and her PhD in Humanities from Salve Regina University. Over the last ten years, she has taught, lectured, and written extensively on fashion and jewelry related subjects. Most recently, she curated Past is Present: Revival Jewelry (2017-2018) and co-curated Hollywood Glamour: Fashion & Jewelry from the Silver Screen (2014).

Select Publications:
“Glamour Gal: A Tale of Hollywood Dystopia,” On and Off: 30 Essays on Jewelry, ed. by Benjamin Lignel, (Mill Valley: Art Jewelry Forum, 2016).
Co-author, “Metamorphosis: The Female Figure in Art Nouveau,” Maker and Muse: Women and Early 20th Century Art Jewelry, (New York: Monticelli Press, 2015).
Co-author, Fashion Design, Referenced, (Beverly, MA: Rockport Publishers, 2013).

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