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Museum of American Finance Gold Exhibit to Open November 19

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On November 19, the Museum of American Finance will open “Worth Its Weight: Gold from the Ground Up,” an exhibit that will captivate visitors with the many spectacular and unexpected ways gold has influenced our lives – from science and technology to entertainment and pop culture to finance and economics. The exhibit will be featured in three galleries and will be on view through December 2016.

WHAT: “Worth Its Weight: Gold from the Ground Up” exhibit opening. The exhibit will feature hundreds of gold objects from dozens of collections around the world including the Smithsonian Institution, the Tiffany & Co. Archives, the Rothschild Collection and Tellus Science Museum.

WHO: The exhibit will be on view at the Museum of American Finance, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Special guests at the opening will include exhibit curators, Smithsonian leaders and featured artists Sidney Mobell and Marla Aaron.

WHEN: The opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

WHERE: Museum of American Finance, 48 Wall Street (corner of William Street), NYC

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Working members of the press should contact Kristin Aguilera at kaguilera@moaf.org or 212-908-4695 for access to the exhibit and/or opening reception. More information on “Worth Its Weight,” including object highlights, can be found at www.moaf.org/gold.

“Worth Its Weight” is sponsored by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Sidney Mobell, with additional support from the International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI), Van Eck Gold Funds and Loomis. The exhibit is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

About the Museum of American Finance
The Museum of American Finance, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is the nation’s only public museum dedicated to finance, entrepreneurship and the open market system. With its extensive collection of financial documents and objects, its seminars and educational programming, its publication and oral history program, the Museum portrays the breadth and richness of American financial history, achievement and practices. The Museum is located at 48 Wall Street, on the corner of William Street, and is open Tues–Sat, 10 am – 4 pm. For more information, visit www.moaf.org or connect with the Museum on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @FinanceMuseum.

Contact: Kristin Aguilera, Deputy Director Museum of American Finance 212-908-4695, kaguilera@moaf.org www.moaf.org

Source:Museum of American Finance