A PERMANENT COLLECTION EXHIBIT
BEAUTY IN THE BOUNDARY
Second Floor of the Library Building
Beauty in the Boundary highlights examples of architectural ironwork in the Metal Museum's permanent collection. From hand-forged fencing to doors, this selection of work showcases the beauty of combining design and function.
As you look through the online exhibit and learn about each piece, try to answer the following questions:
Which pieces are historic (dated 1969 or earlier)?
Which pieces are contemporary (dated 1970 or later)?
What are some similarities between the historic and contemporary pieces? What are some differences?
Available in the Library
After you design your Gate, try building it at home!
Be creative with your building supplies! Pipe cleaners and aluminum foil make great building materials.
ONGOING EXHIBITION & PROGRAMMING SUPPORT
Windgate Charitable Foundation
Hyde Family Foundations
ONGOING OPERATIONAL SUPPORT
Tennessee Arts Commission