December 1, 2016
Madeleine Albright gave the phrase “statement jewelry” a new meaning when she used pins as a coded language with press and foreign leaders. In the spirit of our new exhibition, Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection, on view now at the Legion of Honor, we want to see how you wear your pins to tell a story.
Secretary Albright believed the right symbol at the correct time added warmth or a needed edge to a relationship. Her pins reflected her mood, from a bluebird pin facing downward to express grief, or a hot air balloon pin to represent high hopes. The pins’ value as a form of expression make them just as memorable as Albright’s era of public service.
Share a photo of how you wear your pins to express your mood on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #WinMyPins. A winner will be selected each week through January 20, and will receive a signed copy of the exhibition catalogue, a set of exclusive Legion of Honor pins, and a pair of tickets.
See Read My Pins at the Legion of Honor, and we look forward to seeing your photos!
This is an ongoing giveaway that will take place for the duration of the exhibition, open now through January 29, 2017. Winners will be selected every Friday (except December 23rd and 30th). These special commission set of pins were produced in collaboration with PSA Press.