Gems of the Medici comes to Houston

October 11, 2012 by  

Beginning later this month and continuing well into 2013, the Houston Museum of Natural Science presents ‘Gems of the Medici’. Among this world-first exhibition will be some of the most interesting and unique pieces to be found in the Medici collections, as well as the oldest. The antiquities date back to the 1st Century BCE and part of the Seal of Nero.

The history of the affluent Medici family began in the mid-1400s, when many wealthy celebrities, artists, engravers, and goldsmiths flocked to Florence, wooed by the enormous presence of wealth and art in the region.

The famous Medici family ruled the art affairs in the city and funded artists through workshops and commissioned art. The family amassed a huge dynasty of art and the collection become known as the Gems of the Medici. It is considered one of the world’s finest art collections.

Exquisite art exhibits and displays are normally promoted through printing company efforts, such as brochure or catalog printing. Materials such as catalogs or brochures normally contain information about the art, the artist, the history, and general relevant information. Brochures can be distributed through many sources or mailed through a direct mail campaign, while catalogs are a convenient way to list information.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science features many exhibits throughout the year. Information about the Gems of Medici, as well as other upcoming attractions, can be found on the website along with contact information. The exhibition begins on October 26 and continues through March 31, 2013.