Houston Adventures: Dreher Masterworks at HMNS

A few weeks ago, my family and I visited Dreher Masterworks exhibition at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. At the museum for other reasons – a. our own family day and b. to see Body Worlds – walking into this exhibition of Dreher’s carvings was a hidden gem of a find (pun absolutely intended).

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I had no prior knowledge of this artist nor of the exhibition, but it was truly astounding to look closely at the carved works. I don’t think you could see these pieces and not be amazed at the sheer size of the details and the utter patience it took to create these figurines.

My Child loves to photograph works (when allowed and appropriate) for inspiration in her own art adventures. All of the following images were taken by her.

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Exhibition Description

Dreher Masterworks showcases the most highly sought-after masterpieces of the gem carver’s art. Created by four generations of masters from the Dreher family in Idar-Oberstein, Germany these exquisite pieces are brought to life using ruby, sapphire, aquamarine, topaz, and other rare gemstones.

This “MUST SEE” limited engagement is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity–an exhibition of the highest possible quality–exclusively at the Houston Museum of Natural Science


Organization Description

The Houston Museum of Natural Science was founded in 1909 on the idea that science can enhance everyone’s lives. We continue to pursue our mission in every project, program and exhibition. As one of the most heavily attended museums in the United States, and a favorite thing to do in Houston, HMNS at Hermann Park has five floors of permanent exhibits, spanning astronomy, space science, Native American culture, paleontology, energy, chemistry, geology, seashells, and Texas wildlife, alongside a slew of rotating special exhibitions. HMNS also houses three other venues: the Burke Baker Planetarium, Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, and Cockrell Butterfly Center. 

The Museum also maintains two satellite facilities: The George Observatory in Fort Bend County, which houses one of the largest public telescopes in the country; and the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, which has exhibits on dinosaurs, physics, and a newly opened Hall of Technology.


Family Rating

SK Houston Adventures - Dreher Masterworks

4.5 stars

This is an amazing exhibition highlighting the skills and techniques needed for truly outstanding artistic and carving techniques. We definitely recommend this one.

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