The Metal Museum’s commitment to jewelry is embedded in its mission to advance the field of fine metalwork through collections, exhibitions, education, studio practice, and the Museum Store.

The permanent collection focuses on contemporary metal art, specifically from the Post-Craft Revival (1960s) to present. This includes a significant collection of contemporary studio jewelry from renowned national and international artists. Work can be viewed at the Museum in the Visible Storage Gallery and online through our website, and is available for loan to other institutions.

Exhibitions include solo and group shows that feature jewelry artists. The Master Metalsmith series gives retrospective exhibitions to artists with careers spanning at least 20 years who have made a significant impact on the field. The Tributaries series provides small solo shows for emerging and mid-career artists. Group shows include curated in-house exhibitions and borrowed traveling exhibitions from other museums and from arts organizations such as the Society of North American Goldsmiths and The Enamelist Society.

Over 50 different metalsmiths from throughout the United States and Canada are represented in the Metal Museum Store. The store helps ensure the future of metalsmithing by encouraging the public to purchase work made by artists who are active in the field. Many of these items are one-of-a-kind or made in limited quantities. The store also includes limited amounts of work created by the Metal Museum Blacksmith Shop & Foundry, which includes anything from hand-forged hooks and cast trivets to fabricated "milkweed" centerpieces.

Read AJF's interview with Executive Director Carissa Hussong here, and 40 Under 40 curators Grace Stewart and Nancy Cook here.

Website
www.metalmuseum.org

Address
374 Metal Museum Drive
Memphis, TN 38106 USA

Contact
Email: info@metalmuseum.org
Telephone: 901.774.6380

Follow
FacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagram

Metal Museum logo
Metal Museum logo
Brooke Garcia, Collections & Exhibitions Manager
Brooke Garcia, Collections & Exhibitions Manager, photo: MM
Alicia George, Museum Store Manager
Alicia George, Museum Store Manager, photo: MM
Exterior view of the Metal Museum entrance
Exterior view of the Metal Museum entrance, photo: MM
Gallery view of Crafting A Legacy exhibition
Gallery view of Crafting A Legacy exhibition, Feb. 3 – May 12, 2019, photo: MM
Gallery view of Master Metalsmith: Sarah Perkins exhibition
Gallery view of Master Metalsmith: Sarah Perkins exhibition, Oct. 8, 2019 – Mar. 15, 2020, photo: MM
Gallery view of Tradition of Excellence exhibition
Gallery view of Tradition of Excellence exhibition, Mar. 29 – Sep. 13, 2020, photo: MM
Inside the Metal Museum Store
Inside the Metal Museum Store, photo: MM
Inside the Metal Museum Store gallery
Inside the Metal Museum Store gallery, photo: MM
Metal Museum Library
Exterior view of the Metal Museum Library, photo: MM
Metal Museum logo
Brooke Garcia, Collections & Exhibitions Manager
Alicia George, Museum Store Manager
Exterior view of the Metal Museum entrance
Gallery view of Crafting A Legacy exhibition
Gallery view of Master Metalsmith: Sarah Perkins exhibition
Gallery view of Tradition of Excellence exhibition
Inside the Metal Museum Store
Inside the Metal Museum Store gallery
Metal Museum Library

Object Feature

Sarah Perkins (Master Metalsmith), Spined Pendant
Sarah Perkins, Spined Pendant
Teresa Kiplinger, Listening For Signs: Tornado Necklace
Carin Jones, Of Mineral and Marrow Earrings
Heather Bayless, Spotted Pendant #2
Tanya Crane, Arc
Benjamin Dory, Pearl Ring
Michael Jerry, Necklace