gems, minerals and human nature

March 7-31 Gallery Hours Tue – Sat 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Opening night: March 7, 2017, 6:30 pm. Talk by Michael Dyber, 7:00 pm.

The exhibition gems, minerals and human nature will be on view at Usdan Gallery at Bennington College March 7-31. There will be an opening reception March 7, 2017, 6:30 pm with a talk by Michael Dyber at 7:00 pm.

Michael Dyber is a world renowned Gem Cutter. His work is featured in many top international museums and collections.

Mineralogist Robert Whitmore will exhibit a special collection of gem crystals and cut stones, many from New England including Vermont. This exhibit was featured in February at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show.

A collection of mineral specimens from Belvidere Mountain in Eden/Lowell, Vermont will be on display from the Ken Carlsen collection, including some that were featured in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue of Rocks & Mineral Magazine. This exhibit will also include a special watercolor painting by world famous mineral painter Fred Wilda, two code generated video projections by design technologist Seiya Kobayash and a selection of student work from Michael Stradley’s Digital Morphology class here at Bennington College.

This exhibit is organized by John Umphlett, interdisciplinary technician of Bennington College.