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Treasures of the Earth: Mineral Masterpieces from the Robert R. Wiener Collection

Date/Time

Nov 11, 2017 to Apr 1, 2018
10:00 AM until 05:00 PM

Description

Beginning Saturday, November 11, 2017, visitors to the Bruce Museum can take a global tour of the splendor, wonder, and science of minerals as Treasures of the Earth: Mineral Masterpieces from the Robert R. Wiener Collection opens to the public.

Continuing through April 1, 2018, this exhibition offers a rare chance to discover the wondrous beauty and amazing properties of world-class minerals from a remarkable private collection. Approximately 100 dazzling specimens will be on display, ranging from intricately connected cubes of pyrite, to dazzlingly clear crystals of selenite, to fiery red hexagons of vanadinite.

Robert R. Wiener, chairman of MAXX Properties, a fourth-generation, family-owned real estate company based in Harrison, N.Y., has built this comprehensive collection over the past four decades. The collection includes minerals from Madagascar, China, Peru, Australia, Morocco, the United States, and beyond. Many examples of unusual crystal forms, rare combinations of multiple minerals growing together, and eye-catchingly enormous specimens are all featured. Visitors will learn about the key aspects of mineralogy and the critical roles minerals play in everything from nutrition to smart phones.

Cost

Adults $10.00 Students (5-22 w/ valid ID) $8.00 Seniors (65 & up) $8.00

Location

View map Bruce Museum
1 Museum Dr.
Greenwich, CT

Additional Information

Sponsor

Bruce Museum; Robert R. Wiener

Phone

203-413-6735

Contact name

Scott Smith

Contact email

ssmith@brucemuseum.org

Neighborhood:

Greenwich

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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