Gold Exhibition at a Glance
(Exhibition opens on October 22, 2010)
- Exhibition At A Glance (Fact Sheet)
Exhibition Title: Gold
Media Preview: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 10 am
Exhibition Dates: October 22, 2010 - March 6, 2011
Overview: Gold – an enduring symbol of wealth, beauty, and power. Immortalized in ancient mythology, it was the first metal worked by mankind. Since the beginning of recorded history, the rise of influential societies has coincided with their ownership of this precious substance.
Gold tells the fascinating story of the world’s most desired metal, exploring its natural beauty, scientific value, and its power to shape history. More than 550 objects including enormous nuggets, gold bullion, coins from shipwrecks, gold bars, exquisite jewelry, and contemporary objects such as Gold records and Oscar® statues, and the Chicago White Sox World Series Championship trophy, illustrate the many ways in which gold has captivated the imagination of generations past and present.
The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605-2496
Phone Numbers: General Museum Information
Organizer: Gold is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York in cooperation with The Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Sponsor: Northern Trust is the proud cultural sponsor of Gold. Additional support is provided by Marsh Private Client Services.
Tickets to Gold are included in both Discovery and All-Access Passes to The Field Museum and are priced at $22-28 for adults, $18-23 for seniors and students with ID, and $15-19 for children ages 3-11. Discounts are available for Chicago residents.
To purchase tickets visit fieldmuseum.org, or buy at The Field Museum. Special rates are available for tour operators and groups of 15 or more by calling the Museum's Group Sales office at 888.FIELD.85 (888.343.5385).