2023 ACCESSIONS TO THE
NOVEMBER 18, 2023 – APRIL 21, 2024
Martha Banyas, Radiant Body, 2011. Enamel, copper, steel, wood.
Gift of the Artist. 2023.9.5
Join us as we circle back to the impressive 30+ examples of blacksmithing, casting, enameling, and metalsmithing that allow us to further the museum’s mission of preserving, promoting, and advancing the art and craft of fine metalwork. The success and growth of the Metal Museum relies on “circles” of engagement that often overlap. Our community consists of artists, students, collectors, donors, and patrons who return to the Museum, sometimes in new capacities, over many years. The objects acquired in the year 2023 in our Permanent Collection highlight the movement between these circles within our Metal Museum community. The pieces themselves, as well as the artists and donors, help to tell the ongoing story of crafting metal in contemporary America.