Mary Ann Scherr’s Legacy in Metal Exhibition

All Is Possible is the first museum retrospective of the work of American metalsmith, educator, and industrial designer Mary Ann Scherr. A former Chair of the Product Design department at Parsons from 1979 to 1989, she helped create a series of jewelry designs that monitored vital functions long before Fitbit or Apple.

Electric Oxygen Pendant, 1974, from the Scherr Family Collection, photo: Jason Dowdle 









Curated by jewelry historian and educator Ana Estrades, the exhibition aims to explore the full extent of Mary Ann Scherr’s legacy, endless creativity, and innovations through new archival material, works from private collections, and recent oral histories taken from relatives, friends, collectors, former students, and studio assistants.

The exhibition ran from February 21 through December 23, 2020 at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design. To learn more about the exhibition and Mary Scherr’s work and design philosophy, please visit the museum page.