Announcing The Metal Museum Collects

Opening Reception January 20th, Sunday 3pm-5pm


The Metal Museum is pleased to announce a complete reinstallation of our permanent collection.  Titled The Metal Museum Collects, the new installation features five exhibitions in expanded galleries. 


New galleries include:


What Function? New Forms.

A survey of top contemporary metal artists who are asking new questions of old forms.


Samuel Yellin and JG Braun: Integrity and Innovation in the Early 20th Century

American blacksmithing changed drastically in the early 1900's.  This gallery tells the story of that period, as represented by the work of these two men.


A Sublime Moment, Frozen: John Marshall's work from 1977 - 1983

Featuring large-scale work from a master of American silversmithing, created at a turning point in his career. This is the first time in almost 30 years that this monumental body of work has been on view.


A Metalsmith's Menagerie

Fuller, the Museum's cat, presents this collection of animal imagery in metal.  Educational and fun for the whole family! (Pictured above, Carl Jennings Monkey Head)


Gates, Grilles, and Fences

See historic and contemporary examples of these forms in variety of metals and methods.



Visit the Metal Museum January 20th from 3-5pm for the public debut of the new installation. This reception is open to the public and will include an Iron Pour at 4:00 pm.

The Metal Museum is regularly open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm and 

Sunday, noon - 5 pm at 

374 Metal Museum Drive, Memphis, TN  38106


For more information, call 901-774-6380 or visit  www.metalmuseum.org.