Friday, June 28, 2002 to Sunday, January 5, 2003

This exhibition requires a special ticket.

Magical, mysterious, and radiant, pearls are the only gems born of a living organism. They come from the bottom of the world’s oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams. And they emerge from their watery origins perfectly luminous, not needing to be cut and polished. See the most spectacular collection of pearls ever assembled in a gorgeous exhibition that combines nature, science, history, and glamour. Co-curated by The Field Museum and the American Museum of Natural History in New York, Pearls is the largest, most comprehensive exhibition ever put together on this subject. See pearls of every size, shape and color, ranging from white to pink, gold, purple, and black.