Current Exhibitions

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Current Exhibitions

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Reality Studded with Thorns Hides the Front Door From the Street 

DOMESTIC MATTERS: The Uncommon Apron
Peters Valley School of Crafts           
Curated by Gail Brown
August 31- November 2, 2019

Article: “The Uncommon Apron' takes on a socially and politically charged subject”
Quote: “Metalsmith Harriete Estel Berman’s work "Reality Studded with Thorns Hides the Front Door from the Street," a wall piece made from recycled tin cans and vintage steel dollhouses, addresses the hypocrisy of the provocative images of women in consumer packaging and advertising and the devaluing of domestic roles -- from cleaning and cooking to early childhood care and the domestic arts, techniques the artist used to create the piece.”

Recent Exhibitions

Harriete Estel Berman at exhibition opening Mastery in Jewelry and Metals

Over Growth, Over Abundance, Over Consumption, Over Whelmed

Mastery in Jewelry and Metals: Irresistible Offerings! ( artist with artwork shown above on opening night)

Gallery 2052
2052 W. Chicago, Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
Exhibition Dates: April 22, 2019 - July 5, 2019

Over Growth, Over Abundance, Over Consumption, Over Whelmed”

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A Yard of Grass

TERRA in FERMA Exhibition on climate change and pollution.
Dr. Bernard Heller Museum, (formerly Hebrew Union College Museum)
One West Fourth Street
New York, N.Y.
September 6, 2018- July 2019

Black Plastic Gyre Necklace (Shown on the catalog cover)

Uneasy Beauty: Discomfort in Contemporary Adornment
Curated by Suzanne Ramljak
Fuller Craft Museum       
Upcoming exhibition dates: October 6, 2018 - April 21, 2019
Opening Reception: October 13, 2019 R.S.V.P.

Fabricating TRUTH

Crafting a Legacy 
National Ornamental Metal Museum
February 3 - May 12, 2019       
374 Metal Museum Drive
Memphis, Tennessee 38106

Past Exhibitions

Identity Complex Mirror (shown above)

"The Deceiver and The Deceived " 
(Solo exhibition in the Arabella Decker Gallery - Artwork from 1996-2004)
Peninsula Museum of Art
1777 California Dr, Burlingame, CA 94010

August - November 2018


Checking the Cost of Gun Violence

I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Peace Now
(Invitational exhibition organized by Boris Bally)

Recent EXHIBITION at the Radius Gallery, Tannery Arts Center, Santa Cruz, CA
Previous venues include:

  • Wellington B Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

  • Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, St. Louis, MO

  • Kentucky Cetner for African American Heritage, Louisville, Kentucky

  • Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA

  • Radius Gallery, Tannery Arts Center, Santa Cruz, CA


How Is This Night Different From All Other Nights from the series: An Orange Belongs on the Seder Plate

Hebrew Union College Museum
One West Fourth Street (between Broadway and Mercer Street)
New York, NY
September 7, 2017 - July 10, 2018

In Your Light, I See Light Shabbat Candlesticks

"The Seventh Day: Revisiting Shabbat" 
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
September 13 - December 31, 2017
1360 N Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Blood - Water Pollution from the 10 Modern Plagues                


Curated by Gail M. Brown
Landmark Arts Gallery
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
October -December 2017

Texas Metals Symposium Saturday, October 7, 2017 9:00-5:00 p.m.

Golden Identity Bracelet by Harriete Estel Berman from recycled tin cans.
Golden Value Identity Bracelet with UPC code by Harriete Estel Berman

Leaders of American Studio Jewelry: 1940-2000

October 14-16, 2016
Blue Onion Bus
Charlotte Contemporary
Park Expo Center
Charlotte, North Carolina
Curated by Autumn Brown
More information about Charlotte Contemporary

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Curator: Gail Brown
Tansey Contemporary Gallery
Sante Fe, Ca
August 4- September 17, 2017
Download the beautiful exhibition catalog for free. 

Black and White IIdentity Necklace

Head to Toe

108 Contemporary, Tulsa, Oklahoma
June 3 – July 24, 2016

Water Pollution and the Need to Provide Clean Affordable Water
From the 10 Modern Plagues

EVIL: A Matter of Intent

Evil is the violation of our common humanity. Human morality requires direct action against evil. Can we develop a society able to embrace selfless acts and behavior to benefit others irrespective of harm to one s person or interests?  The Peace Corps, Medecins sans Frontieres, Southern Poverty Law Center, Habitat for the Humanity, Meals on Wheels, amongst many others, strive to defeat evil.

The artists in this exhibition as do many of us, have a vision of how to proceed. Less rhetoric. More action. It is up to each and every one of us to wage war on evil.

Hebrew Union College
One West Fourth Street
New York, N.Y. 10012
September 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016