|Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems
Masterpiece Gallery presents nearly 100 stunning and unique mineral specimens as natural works of art.
Together, they represent a wide range of species and localities of origin, but individually, each stands alone in its aesthetic combination of color and shape.
Dramatically illuminated by color-balanced, high-intensity spotlights, the specimens of Masterpiece Gallery illustrate an underlying premise of Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems: "Minerals As Art."
Click on photos for larger views in a new window. Photos by Debra L. Wilson unless otherwise noted.