event · Through December 31

Artful Adornment

People have adorned themselves with necklaces since time immemorial. Showcased here are stunning examples from our collection, representing a wide variety of designs from across the world. Some of the neckpieces served as symbols of wealth, status, spirituality, and remembrance, while one actually protected the wearer’s neck and chest on the battlefield.


Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130 US