GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright -- and some of her jewelry -- are coming to Michigan next week.
Albright on Tuesday will ceremonially open an exhibition of her personal jewelry called
"Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection" at the
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. The exhibition at the Grand Rapids center officially runs from Sunday through April 21.
Albright loved to communicate her mood and intentions through her brooches. The exhibition, which debuted in 2009 at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York, features some 200 of her favorites.
The collection includes the golden snake pin she wore after Saddam Hussein's government called her a serpent.
Many pins were given to Albright as mementos or are mass-produced pieces she picked up during her diplomatic globe-trotting.
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