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.
Possible MFA exhibitions/artists include: Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen,Gold and the Gods
Pre-tour group 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.