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Field Museum Strikes "Gold" with New Exhibit

Olympic gold medals and World Series trophy highlight exhibit



    Field Museum Strikes "Gold" with New Exhibit
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    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics gold-medalist Torah Bright returns home with her gold medal at Sydney International Airport on March 31, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. Bright won gold for Australia in the Cypress Mountain women's snowboarding halfpipe competition. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Torah Bright

    The Chicago Field Museum is going for the gold with a new exhibit slated to open Wednesday.  How precious.

    Field Museum's newest exhibit, "Gold," includes such artifacts as Shani Davis' two speed skating gold medals, the 2005 Chicago White Sox World Series trophy and some Oscar statuettes.

    The American Museum of Natural History organized the exhibit, which includes more than 550 gold specimens, artifacts and jewelry from generations past and present, and sent it to Chicago.

    "Gold" is on display at the Field Museum in the same area that recently showcased "The Nature of Diamonds."

    The exhibit runs through March 6, 2011.