Chicago, IL--CIRCA Chicago hosted a private tour of the “Gold” exhibit at the Field Museum in Chicago on January 31. More than 150 clients and invited guests attended the tour, led by Ruth Thuston, director of CIRCA Chicago, and her colleague Ed Hartman.
The traveling “Gold” exhibit focuses on the importance of gold throughout the ages as a status symbol, religious emblem, form of currency, and, of course, for jewelry. It runs through March 6 at the Field Museum.
After the tour, CIRCA guests were treated to a private reception.
This is the second year of what CIRCA hopes will be an annual event. “We gave the first tour last year when the Field Museum had its “Nature of Diamonds” exhibit, and this year we built on the success of that event,” said Thuston. “It’s nice to be able to provide our clients with insights on the history of jewelry and precious metals; it gives them a context for their pieces. Of course, it’s wonderful to be able to work with a Chicago institute like the Field Museum.”
Left to right: Ruth Thuston, Director of CIRCA Chicago, with attendees Rosemary Pacioni, Joyce Myles, Alicia Sink