Lois Sherr Dubin speaking about the evil eye to The American Society of Jewelry Historians at Phillips Gallery, New York. March 2019.
Lois Sherr Dubin has lectured internationally and nationally on beads, jewelry and Native North American adornment for more than thirty years. She has been called “the doyenne of the bead world” * —knowledgeable on everything from ivory beads carved by Paleolithic artisans to glass beads created by contemporary artists.
A hallmark of Dubin’s spirited and visually stimulating lectures is explaining how and why adornment—beads, jewelry, clothing—is more than surface beauty. In discussing the enduring and global interest of beads, for example, Dubin relates the fascinating story of their origins, materials, multifold uses, travels and potent symbolism. “The connection with beads,” says Dubin, “is primal. For me, having history, quality, craftsmanship and design—all in a string of beads you wear—is as good as it gets.”
*New York Times,
October 7, 1990
A partial listing of lectures includes: