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2201 N. Field Street,
Dallas, TX, 75201
- Website: https://www.perotmuseum.org/exhibits-and-films/permanent-exhibit-halls/lyda-hill-gems-and-minerals-hall.html
- Line/Box Office Phone: 214/428-5555
Free with general admission: $20 for adults (13-64), $13 for youth (2-12), $18 for seniors (65+), and free for members. Admission for children under 2 is free.
The works of internationally renowned jewelry designer Paula Crevoshay have captivated hearts for decades, from jewelry connoisseurs to celebrities and amateur gem buffs. In a special exhibit, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science showcases a curated collection of Crevoshay’s stunning nature-inspired creations. As part of the Perot Museum’s commitment to create compelling content that inspires minds through nature and science, this exhibit provides an innovative look at how nature and art intersect.
In addition to approximately 70 pieces, including a world museum debut, The Shape of Matter: Through An Artist’s Eye will include loose gems and minerals, all displayed within their respective crystal systems. The exhibition illuminates the link between minerals, gems and jewelry while providing a path to learn more about intricate crystal structures.
On view in the Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall, the exhibit includes the museum debut of Sea Star (spinel, sapphire, ruby and amethyst), alongside Orchidelirum (apatite, zircon and iolite); Eden (kunzite, ruby, rubellite, amethyst, diamond and sapphire); Le Fleur De Rêves (moonstone, opal, spinel and sapphire); April (diamond and emerald); and Peacock (opal, sapphire, diamond, emerald and apatite).
Additional exhibit highlights include Fleur D’Amour (spinel, diamond and tsavorite); Penguin (diamond, moonstone, opal); Anemone (sphene, opal, zircon, sapphire, tsavorite, apatite); Verdant Earth (green beryl, tourmaline, demantoid, diamond); Tears of the Goddess (peridot, rubellite, tsavorite, apatite, sapphire); The Wave (tanzanite, diamond); Eye of the Feather (zircon, opal, diamond, apatite, tsavorite); Asherah (zircon, diamond and tourmaline); Bonita Linda (turquoise, moonstone, zircon); True Blue (zircon, opal, tsavorite, apatite, kyanite); Jingu in Regalia (agate, diamond); Indigo (opal, apatite, iolite, tanzanite, tsavorite, sapphire, amethyst); and more. All pieces are 18K yellow gold.
Since 1981, Crevoshay has designed unique jewelry pieces that have been exhibited at the Gemological Institute of America, The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the National Gem Collection at the Smithsonian Institution and more. Her modern designs have evolved over the decades and are celebrated by everyone from art and jewelry aficionados, to superstars and socialites.
From a young age, Crevoshay has been absorbed with understanding the properties and techniques of her materials. She maintains that a deep knowledge of science is necessary to create fine art masterworks. In this exhibit, Crevoshay uses art to explain basic concepts of gemology and crystallography, while transforming minerals into complex works of art.