Museum of American Finance to Unveil 18-Karat Gold Jeweled Monopoly Set at Press Conference

NEW YORK--()--On Friday, October 15, the Museum of American Finance will unveil the display of an 18-karat solid gold Monopoly set covered with hundreds of precious gemstones, on loan from the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. The Smithsonian received the game as one of 20 jeweled art objects from the personal collection of world-renowned artist and jeweler Sidney Mobell. A long-time resident of San Francisco, Mobell is known for his fanciful and innovative employment of everyday household items as works of art.

What: Press conference to unveil jeweled Monopoly set, on loan to the Museum of American Finance from the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

 

Who: David Cowen, president of the Museum of American Finance, and world-renowned artist Sidney Mobell, creator of the jeweled Monopoly set, will unveil the object and speak at the press conference. Representatives from the Smithsonian Institution will also be available to speak with the press following the unveiling.

 

When: Friday, October 15, at 10 am (Doors open at 9:30 am; coffee and refreshments served)

 

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

 

Why: This unique object is in the Guinness Book of Records for its value (the dice alone are worth $10,000). It will be on display at the Museum of American Finance through October 2012.

 

Additional Details: Following the press conference, the Museum will host Monopoly tournaments for children and adults. The first tournament will commence at approximately 10:15 am. For additional information or to request press access to this event, please contact Kristin Aguilera at 212-908-4695 or kaguilera@moaf.org.

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 or Twitter.

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Contacts

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

18-karat gold jeweled Monopoly set, on loan to the Museum of American Finance from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Photo Credit: Alan Barnett

18-karat gold jeweled Monopoly set, on loan to the Museum of American Finance from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Photo Credit: Alan Barnett

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Contacts

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