For the first time in its 40-year history, the Metal Museum invites the public to choose their favorite Permanent Collection artworks in a special exhibition, "It Takes A Village: A Crowd-Curated Exhibition!"

From July 13 to 17, YOU are invited to choose your top picks from a different themed artwork category each day. A lineup of 50 objects will be offered, including works by former Master Metalsmiths and Tributaries artists. The top 30 pieces will be displayed in a public exhibition from September 28, 2020 to March 14, 2021 in the Gasparrini Galleries. Voter comments, as well as names or social media handles, will be shown alongside the winning works!

“For the first time since 1992, the Metal Museum will not showcase a Master Metalsmith as our featured fall exhibition,” states Carissa Hussong, Executive Director at the Metal Museum. “With the uncertainty of COVID-19’s impact on both the economy and our ability to remain open to the public through the end of 2020, we made the difficult decision to postpone Master Metalsmith Kim Cridler’s exhibition until 2021. In its place, we chose to organize an exhibition that could be both digital and physical, giving us the flexibility to respond to uncertain times. It has also given us time and space to reflect on what makes the Metal Museum such a special place – the community of artists and patrons that has built our collection, volunteered precious time to events and projects, and enabled the Museum to thrive through their gifts and continued support.”

 

Starting on July 13, participants will be able to access voting through the Metal Museum website, email, and social media. Voting categories will be released in five stages and all categories will remain open until July 24, 2020.

VOTING BEGINS

MONDAY, JULY 13

 

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CATEGORIES

 

Forged Sculpture (10 objects)

Cast Sculpture (9 objects)

Art Jewelry (10 objets)

Vessels (11 objects)

Functional Work (10 objects)

DATES

 

Monday, July 13

Tuesday, July 14

Wednesday, July 15

Thursday, July 16

Friday, July 17

Voting Ends July 24!

ONGOING EXHIBITION & PROGRAMMING SUPPORT

Windgate Charitable Foundation

Hyde Family Foundations

ONGOING OPERATIONAL SUPPORT

ArtsMemphis

Tennessee Arts Commission

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