Showcasing an impressive selection of pieces meticulously sourced and assembled by M.S. Rau Antiques, Set in Stone surveys the very best hardstone creations from throughout Western history. Sculpting in stone is one of humankind’s oldest and most celebrated artistic traditions. Since antiquity, skilled artisans have manipulated agate, malachite, marble, porphyry, and other hardstones into exquisite objects and works of lapidary art. Join us as we explore the extraordinary creativity and technical virtuosity behind the art of hardstone. On view at M.S. Rau Antiques' French Quarter gallery through September 2017.