Turquoise exhibit coming to Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

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SANTA FE, N.M. — Officials at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on Museum Hill on Monday provide a preview look at “Turquoise, Water. Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning,” an new exhibit opening April 13.

Maxine McBrinn, curator of archaeology and exhibit curator, shows some of the turquoise pieces that will be displayed at the "Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning' exhibit at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. (EDDIE MOORE/JOURNAL)

Maxine McBrinn, curator of archaeology and exhibit curator, shows some of the turquoise pieces that will be displayed at the “Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning” exhibit at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. (EDDIE MOORE/JOURNAL)

The show will highlight the museum’s extensive collection of Southwestern turquoise jewelry and presents all aspects of the stone – from geology, mining and history, to questions of authenticity and value.

The collection includes hundreds of necklaces, bracelets, belts, rings, earrings, silver boxes and other objects illustrating how turquoise was used and its deep significance to people of the region.

The exhibit will run through May 2.

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