Gerd Dreher, "Ruby Mouse," zoisite, 5 inches.

Sept. 7: Stone carvings

Works by master stone carver Gerd Dreher on view at Mineralogical Museum


8:19 a.m., Aug. 5, 2011--A new exhibit featuring works by master carver Gerd Dreher from the Herb and Monika Obboda Collection will open Sept. 7 at the University of Delaware Mineralogical Museum.

With his great attention to the detail of the natural object, Dreher brings life and beauty to his hardstone creations. Born in 1943, in the famous gem-cutting center of Idar-Oberstein, Germany, he continues the family tradition that began with his grandfather who produced objects for Faberge.  

Events Stories

June 5: Blue Hen 5K

University of Delaware graduates planning to attend Alumni Weekend are encouraged to register for the annual Blue Hen 5K walk and run, which will be held Sunday morning, June 5.

June 6-9: Food and culture series

The 20th annual June Lecture Series at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UD in Wilmington will be held June 6-9. Titled 'June a la Carte,' this year's program focuses on great political documents, feminism, world politics and a Newark cuisine sampler.

A ruby mouse on green zoisite, pictured above, is an illustration of Dreher’s skillful study of the animal itself and his ability to transform a single piece of material into that vision.

Gallery talk

A gallery talk featuring Sharon Fitzgerald, Mineralogical Museum curator, will be held at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13.

To RSVP, send email to

For information and hours, see the University Museums website or call 302-831-8037.

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