Tuesday, July 13, 2021

The Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals @ THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Are "Ready to Rock!"



"Brand-new, reinvented, reinstalled, and ready to rock." -NY1


One of New York's greatest treasures, the Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals are now open, and the response has been overwhelming. Read on to discover what the press has been saying, and see it for yourself this summer!



“Everywhere in this redesigned gallery are reminders of the importance of both scale and time, and reminders that the living and the nonliving—life and rocks…are actually deeply and profoundly connected.” The New York Times




An overall view of the Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals with a giant amethyst quartz.


“The Hall of Minerals is organized for wonder. Wandering through it, you’re stopped by the almost kryptonite glow of each of the specimens.” – Town and Country




Exhibition staff member polishes gems.


“If you love things that sparkle with all the colors of the rainbow, glow in the dark, and seem to defy any definition of the term rock, you’ve got to visit the new Halls of Gems and Minerals at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.” – Gizmodo







Jeweled starfish

Plus, Don’t Miss Beautiful Creatures

On view in the Melissa and Keith Meister Gallery in the Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals, Beautiful Creatures showcases exquisite historic and contemporary jewelry inspired by the animal kingdom. See more than 100 animal-themed precious jewels created by the world's great jewelry houses and artisans, from Cartier’s iconic panthers to Suzanne Belperron’s butterflies. This special exhibition closes September 19.





Amethyst Geode and Azurite mounts in the Halls of Gems and Minerals.

$20 Off Special Membership Access

Join now to save on a year of Member benefits—including a shorter wait in the onsite virtual line to visit the new Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals. Plus, enjoy access to a Member entrance, free general admission, and free entry to special exhibitions and shows on every visit.



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,
Kenneth C. Griffin, and David Yurman.

Additional support has been provided by the John & Amy Griffin Foundation and the City of New York.