Upcoming Events at the Metal Museum
EXTENDED SUMMER HOURS
TUESDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2
The Metal Museum will offer free admission on Tuesday evenings this summer. During extended hours, you can explore our special exhibition Protective Ornament, shop the Museum Store, and enjoy our view of the sunset on the river.
Part of a
summer series, Whet Tuesdays invite you to enjoy the Metal Museum after
hours. Participate in the foundry class,
explore the Metal Museum’s galleries, whet your appetite with a specialty drink
from the cash bar or refreshments from a food truck, listen to live music, or
simply watch the sunset on the Mississippi River.
LECTURE FOR PROTECTIVE ORNAMENT
AT MEMPHIS COLLEGE OF ART'S CALLICOTT AUDITORIUM
Ramljak, editor of Metalsmith magazine
and curator of Protective Ornament , will
give a lecture titled “Dressed for Defense: Contemporary Armor to Amulets. In her lecture, Suzanne will explore contemporary
examples of forms of human protection that have been enlisted for human protection for
thousands of years. She will demonstrate the safeguarding role objects such as armor and amulets continue
to play, especially in our current Age of Terror. A broad range of strategies for defense will
be revealed, including smart updates on helmets, knuckledusters, chain mail,
talismans and wearable weaponry.
CLOSING RECEPTION FOR PROTECTIVE ORNAMENT
Take one last look at Protective Ornament before it
closes on September 6. Refreshments will
be provided, and Suzanne Ramljak will join us for questions and conversation
about the exhibition.
MEMPHIS MUSEUM DAY
10 AM – 5
Museum will participate in the 4th annual Memphis Museum Day along
with 15 other museums and local attractions across the city. The Metal Museum will offer 2-for-1 admission
for the day.
SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM DAY LIVE
10 AM – 5
spirit of Smithsonian museums, the Metal Museum will offer free admission to
anyone who presents a Museum Day Live ticket. Tickets can be downloaded at smithsonianmag.com/museumday.
OCTOBER 2–5, 2014
Don't worry about a ding—talented metalsmiths from across the country will be here to solder, sharpen, remove dents, re-tin copper cookware, and repair
furniture and statuary, with all proceeds benefiting the Metal Museum. Estimates are free,
and visitors with repair receipts receive free admission to the Museum throughout the event.