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Last Chance To See “Beautiful Creatures”
September 19, 2021
LAST CHANCE TO SEE BEAUTIFUL CREATURES AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
THE EXHIBITION, WHICH FEATURES JEWELRY INSPIRED BY ANIMALS, CLOSES SEPT. 19 IN THE ALLISON AND ROBERTO MIGNONE HALLS OF GEMS AND MINERALS
WHEN: Beautiful Creatures closes on Sept. 19, 2021
WHAT: Beautiful Creatures, an exhibition of some of the world’s most spectacular jewelry inspired by animals, is currently on display in the new Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals at the American Museum of Natural History. The exhibition, the first featured in the Melissa and Keith Meister Gallery, includes imaginative jewels dating from the mid-19th century to the present and from the world’s great jewelry houses and designers—including Cartier’s iconic panthers, Bulgari’s snakes, Suzanne Belperron’s butterflies and more.
Curated by jewelry historian Marion Fasel, the exhibition includes more than 100 jewels organized into three categories: creatures of air—featuring butterflies, dragonflies, bees, birds and more; creatures of water—with fish, seahorses, crocodiles and starfish, among others; and creatures of land, with snakes, lizards, tortoises, panthers, tigers, elephants, giraffes, zebras and lions.
WHERE: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street
NOTE: In accordance with the New York City vaccine requirement, you must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the Museum. More details can be found here.
Free with General Admission, but all visitors must join a virtual line upon arrival at the Museum. This exhibition is located on the 1st floor, inside the Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals.
The Museum gratefully acknowledges Allison and Roberto Mignone for their leadership support of the redesigned Halls of Gems and Minerals.
Generous support has been provided by Melissa and Keith Meister, the Arthur Ross Foundation, and Kenneth C. Griffin.
Additional support has been provided by the John & Amy Griffin Foundation and the City of New York