A PERMANENT COLLECTION EXHIBIT

BEAUTY IN THE BOUNDARY

ONGOING

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? 

DESIGN YOUR

OWN GATE

ACTIVITY SHEET

 

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

ArtsMemphis

Tennessee Arts Commission

METAL MUSEUM

374 METAL MUSEUM DRIVE, MEMPHIS, TN 38106

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