Last week’s featured #HMNSBlockParty creation is by Leon (age 12):
Want to get your engineering handwork featured? Drop by our Block Party interactive play area and try your own hand building a gravity-defying masterpiece. Tag your photos with #HMNSBlockParty.
Behind-the-Scenes – Tourmaline Treasures
Tuesday, May 31
Tourmalines display the widest range of color of any gem, and the exhibition features the stunning “Rose of Itatiaia” tourmaline from the Jonas Mine in Minas Gerais, Brazil, on loan from Qatar Museums, Doha, Qatar. Additional masterpiece specimens in the exhibition come from the most famous mines in the world. These include the international locations of Paprok Region of Afghanistan, Anjanabonoina region of Madagascar, Pedeneira Mine in Brazil, Malkhan Mine in Russia, and Alto Ligonha region of Mozambique. American specimens hail from Maine’s Mount Mica and California’s Stewart and Tourmaline Queen Mine. Tour the Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals with an emphasis on Tourmaline Treasures with HMNS master docents.
Behind-the-Scenes – Out of the Amazon
Wednesday, June 1
HMNS has an unparalleled Amazonia collection which is made up of rare artifacts from thirteen tribes. Priceless pieces of the collection-ceremonial objects, masks, body costumes, headdresses and more-are on display in the special exhibition Out of the Amazon. Tour this temporary exhibition with HMNS master docents who share stories of everyday life among rapidly disappearing indigenous groups.