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The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art National Ornamental
Metal Museum

Memphis, TN
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Exhibition: TRIBUTARIES: VENETIA DALE: Next after the first in order, place and time
05/27/2018 - 08/12/2018 (more information)
Venetia Dale
In a State of Becoming: Two Bite, Mother and Child
Photo courtesy of the Artist.
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In a State of Becoming: Two Bite, Mother and Child
Liquide Collection: Round White, 2016
Exhibition: FORGE
Through 08/19/2018 (more information)
Heiner Zimmermann
Liquide Collection: Round White, 2016
Photo courtesy of Dewi Tannatt Lloyd
Set of Three Cornicopias @ 1890-1958
Exhibition: WORKS BY COPPERSMITH SOREN ZACHARIASSEN
Through 06/10/2018 (more information)
Soren Zachariassen
Set of Three Cornicopias @ 1890-1958
copper, brass
Gift of the Estate of Christine Zack
Exhibition:EVERYDAY OBJECTS: THE EVOLUTION & INNOVATIONS OF JOSEPH ANDERSON
Exhibition:EVERYDAY OBJECTS: THE EVOLUTION & INNOVATIONS OF JOSEPH ANDERSON
Through 06/03/2018 (more information)
Joseph Anderson
National Ornamental Metal Museum
374 Metal Museum Drive
Memphis, Tennessee 38106
Phone: 901-774-6380 or 1-877-881-2326 (toll free)
Fax: 901-774-6382
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www.metalmuseum.org

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Hours:

(Closed on Mondays. The Museum is closed on Easter Sunday, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Dec 24-26, Dec. 31, and Jan 1. )

  • Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sundays: 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.

Admission Prices:

  • Adults: $6.00
  • Seniors 62+: $5.00
  • Students (with valid ID) and Children 5-18: $4.00
  • Free for children under 5, Museum Members, and Tennessee residents with an ID on Thursdays. The Museum Store may be visited free of charge.

Driving Directions

  • From downtown Memphis
    Get onto Riverside Drive going South. Take the I-55 North Exit to St. Louis. Stay in the right lane. You will take the last exit before going over the bridge to Arkansas. This is Exit 12C - Metal Museum Drive. Follow Metal Museum Drive under the interstate and veer to the right. Follow the road to the end of the bluff. The Metal Museum is on the right.
  • From I-40 East or West
    Take Exit 1 Riverside Drive. From Riverside Drive take the I-55 North Exit to St. Louis. Stay in the right lane. You will take the last exit before going over the bridge to Arkansas. This is Exit 12C - Metal Museum Drive. Follow Metal Museum Drive under the interstate and veer to the right. Follow the road to the end of the bluff. The Metal Museum is on the right.
  • From I-55 North
    Follow I-55 North and stay in the right lane as you approach the bridge to Arkansas. Take Exit 12C - Metal Museum Drive. This is the last exit before you cross the bridge into Arkansas. Follow Metal Museum Drive under the interstate and veer to the right. Follow the road to the end of the bluff. The Metal Museum is on the right.
  • From I-55 South
    Once you have crossed the bridge into Tennessee take the first Exit on the right. This is Exit 12 C – Metal Museum Drive. Follow Metal Museum Drive and veer to the right. Follow the road to the end of the bluff. The Metal Museum is on the right.
  • From Highway 78
    Go West on Highway 78. 78 is also known as Lamar Avenue. Lamar will become Crump Avenue and Crump becomes I-55 North. Stay in the right lane. Take the last Exit before you go over the bridge. This is Exit 12 C - Metal Museum Drive. Follow Metal Museum Drive under the interstate and veer to the right. Follow the road to the end of the bluff. The Metal Museum is on the right.

About
The Metal Museum is the only institution in the United States devoted exclusively to the advancement of the art and craft of fine metalwork. This is achieved through exhibitions, collections, conservation, restoration and consulting services, classes, internship opportunities, artist residencies and apprenticeships, research and onsite fabrication of artwork and architectural elements.

History
The Metal Museum is located on the western half of a former United States Marine Hospital. The history of the hospital dates back to July 16, 1798, when President John Adams established the Marine Hospital Service. Designed to care for sick and disabled seaman, it was the precursor to the U.S. Public Health Service. The first Marine Hospital built to serve this region was located in Napolean, AK, but washed away in the 1870s when the Mississippi River changed course. The current site was selected in 1881. At that time this area, known as Fort Pickering, was a separate town, eighteen years older and, at that time larger, than Memphis.

Julius Blum Library
The Metal Museum's library collection contains over 6,000 books and portfolios on metalwork, including many rare and valuable books on the decorative and fine arts, over 10,000 slides and photographs, and numerous videotapes. The core of the Library's collection is Julius Blum's personal library of books and portfolios on architectural metalworks loaned to the Museum in 1983. Walter Blum, President of Julius Blum and Company, Inc., donated the collection to the Museum in 1995.

Sculpture Garden
A growing outdoor sculpture garden features work by internationally recognized metalsmiths from the Artist Blacksmith’s Associations of North America and Great Britain. Other outdoor sculpture has either been donated by the makers or purchased with restricted gifts from individuals and corporations.

Permanent Collection
The Metal Museum’s permanent collection numbers more than 3,000 objects – some as many as 500 years old. You can examine items ranging from contemporary American sculpture to gothic European lockboxes . . . from precious metal hollowware to custom-made knives . . . from a rooftop crucifix to a copper still. The collection continues to grow through gifts, purchases and bequests.

Artwork from the permanent collection is on display in the museum, in the library and throughout the grounds.


Exhibitions:

TRIBUTARIES: VENETIA DALE: Next after the first in order, place and time
MAY 27 - AUG. 12, 2018
(more information)

FORGE
MAY 13 - AUG. 19, 2018
(more information)

WORKS BY COPPERSMITH SOREN ZACHARIASSEN
Through JUNE 10, 2018
(more information)

EVERYDAY OBJECTS: THE EVOLUTION & INNOVATIONS OF JOSEPH ANDERSON
NOV. 12, 2017 - June 3, 2018
(more information)

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