Current Exhibitions

June 26, 2014
February 14, 2015
Monday through Friday
FIDM Gallery Orange County
17590 Gillette Avenue
Irvine, CA 92614
Free to the public
Appointment required

International Inspiration: The Donald and Joan Damask Collection contains highlights of an outstanding design collection donated to the FIDM Museum in the summer of 2013.

Residents of Newport Beach, CA, Donald and Joan Damask have devoted their lives to creating and collecting outstanding design. Their professional lives have focused on luxury marketing and fashion; their collecting vision serves as inspiration for this work and resonates with their shared personal aesthetic. Included in their gift are over 75 pieces of vintage clothing and world dress; seminal photographs by high-fashion photographers Willy Maywald (1907–85) and Horst P. Horst (1906–99); over 80 photographs, sketches, and books by artist-aesthete Cecil Beaton (1904–80), and theatrical designs by Erté (1892–1990).

Monday through Saturday
Annette Green Fragrance Archive
FIDM Museum
919 S. Grand Ave, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Free to the public (identification required)

Visitors must have a current photo ID to access the Annette Green Fragrance Archive.

Artfully Adorned explores two centuries of jewelry history. Designs, motifs, and materials place each artifact within the context of the times in which they were made. Presented in the Annette Green Fragrance Archive, this intimate exhibition features approximately 50 pieces of historic jewelry from the Christie Romero Collection.

Christie Romero (1946–2009) was a gemologist, collector, historian, curator, consultant, and appraiser. She wrote the best-selling Warman’s Jewelry, a reference guide to 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century jewelry, and served as an expert appraiser on the Antiques Roadshow television program. A portion of her collection is now part of the Permanent Collection of the FIDM Museum, which celebrates her legacy with the exhibition Artfully Adorned.