ENRICHING THE COMMUNITY

Through various outreach programs, the Metal Museum strives to introduce the art of metalworking to the greater Memphis area. In addition to after-hours events, tours, demonstrations and hands-on activities, there are currently two ongoing youth programs: the Soulsville Metals Collaborative and Cu in Summer.

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WHET THURSDAY

Whet Thursday is a free, after-hours event series hosted by the Metal Museum. This event takes place on the first Thursday of the month. There are food trucks on site, live music, metalworking demonstrations, and yard games. The buildings stay open until 8PM to allow visitors to walk through the exhibitions and see the artwork on display.

M4 ON TOUR

The Mini Mobile Metal Museum is a mobile forge that was custom built into a trailer. The M4 brings the excitement of ringing anvils and molten metal right to your doorstep. Thanks to generous funding from ArtsMemphis, you can expect to see the M4 all over the city at various events and it is also available for private rentals.

FAMILY FUN DAYS

On certain days of the year, the Metal Museum hosts a fun day of hands-on activities, demonstrations and kid-friendly games on the Museum grounds. These typically occur during the F.I.R.E. casting conference, Repair Days and Holiday Open House. Admission is free and the buildings and grounds are open to the public.

Soulsville Metals Collaborative

CU IN SUMMER

 

The Cu in Summer is a six week summer program that is project based. Each week a new metalworking technique is taught and art and design elements and principles are discussed. A project is expected to be completed each week and the last week is spent installing the work into a gallery at the museum. The students have the option to sell or keep the projects.

Soulsville Metal Collaborative

SOULSVILLE METALS COLLABORATIVE

 

SMC is a program designed for high school students. The students learn basic metalworking techniques including sawing, texturing, enameling, forming and pewter casting. In addition to the metalworking skills, participants also develop math, business, and marketing skills. The students makes work to be sold during a showcase and also in the Metal Museum store. After an initial training period, SMC participants are eligible to be paid an hourly wage while they are making inventory to be sold. 

The Metal Museum enriches the lives of Memphians through community outreach programs, education, and family-friendly craft activities.

METAL MUSEUM

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