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MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

JEWELRY & GEMSTONES (10/31 p.m. & 11/21 a.m.)


Class Topic:

Jewelry & Gemstones


(Overview & big concepts)

Why do we place such importance on precious gemstones? What do they mean and symbolize? Join us as we explore jewelry from the collection.

MFA Connections:

Possible MFA exhibitions/artists include: Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen,Gold and the Gods

Art-making activity:

Beaded Jewelry

Pre-tour group activity:

Exploring stones/gems

Follow-up activity:

Head on over to the Harvard Museum of Natural History and check out their gems and minerals collection. How do the gems we saw at the Museum of Fine Arts differ from those at the Natural History museum? What kinds of information does the history museum tell you about the gems? How is that similar or different from what we learned at the Museum of Fine Arts?


Harvard Museum of Natural History

26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, just past Harvard Yard.


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