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Madeleine Albright at the Denver Art Museum

Photo via the Denver Art Museum

You might be asking yourself, “How is an art exhibit related to the the former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright?” The answer? She is the exhibit – or, at least, her vast collection of decorative pins is. Over the years, Albright collected an odd assortment of jewelry with rich personal and symbolic meanings. She would communicate her moods or messages to fellow diplomats through the pins she chose to wear.

Now, the Denver Art Museum is hosting an exclusive exhibit, “Read My Pins,” through June 17th. The exhibit explores the meanings and history of the various pins, including a number of antiques spanning different eras of culture and various artistic movements.

It’s the perfect exhibit for the political junkie or the fashion fan. There’s even a free guided tour with general admission, from 2:00-2:45 on weekdays and 3:00-3:45 on Saturdays.