PLEASE NOTE!
Due to the March 23, 2020 NM DOH Public Health Order, These Event Listings Are Not Accurate!
All non-essential businesses are closed, public gatherings are prohibited!
(One day some of these events will be rescheduled or will resume, but they are not happening now!)

Opals Exhibit

Saturday Feb 11, 2017

Additional Dates:


1801 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
US

Phone: 841-2802
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

$5-$8

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

august.wainwright@state.nm.us

Phone: 505-871-2861
Website: Click to Visit

On Exhibit from February to August 2017

Exhibit opens to the public on Friday, February 10

Katherine Jetter, Australian born opal jeweler, gemologist and designer, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, will be our guest curator for a 6 month opal exhibit. The exhibit will feature examples of Australian, Mexican, Ethiopian and Peruvian opal, as well as some set jewels from her own collection. Ms. Jetter is an internationally recognized jewelry designer and GIA graduate gemmologist, and has been a leading expert in the opal industry for over a decade.

Special Event all-day February 10…demos, displays. Schedule includes:

Opal Events: Friday February 10

-10am to 2pm:  Rock, mineral and gem demonstrations and displays by the Albuquerque Gem and Mineral Club and Museum Lapidary Studio

-9am to 12:30pm: George Franzen (in the Lapidary Studio) will demo opal cutting and polishing and be available to talk with visitors to the Museum.

Special events continued on Saturday February 11, please see that listing for additional details.

 

 

(All above is FREE with Museum Admission on Friday)

 

Special Event all-day February 11…short talks by opal experts, demos, displays. Schedule includes:

Saturday Februrary 11

-10am to 3pm: Rock, mineral and gem demonstrations and displays by the Albuquerque Gem and Mineral Club/Museum Lapidary Studio

-10am to 3pm: Bring your own unknown rocks and minerals to be identified by members of the Albuquerque Gem and Mineral Club/ Museum Lapidary Studio

-10am - 10:20am: Short Talk for the Public… by Katherine Jetter, Exhibit Guest Curator… “The Lore and Myths of Opals and Opals in Jewelry Through the Ages” 

-11am – 11:20am: Short Talk for the Public…by Katherine Jetter, Exhibit Guest Curator… “Different Types of Opals”

-Noon and 12:30pm: Special Short Tours of the New Exhibit: The Wonderful World of Opals (Limited to 15 people each tour)

-1pm – 1:20pm: Short Talk for the Public… by George Franzen, Steward Museum Lapidary Studio… “Opal for the Common Man”

-2pm – 2:20pm: Short Talk for the Public… by Joel Johnstone, Chair Museum Lapidary Studio… "The World of Mineral and Gem Cutting and Polishing”

Special events starts on Friday February 10, please see that listing for additional details.

All above is FREE with Museum admission on Saturday