The Metal Museum in Overton Park
A design rendering of the new entrance to the Memphis College of Art building, Rust Hall.
The Metal Museum has launched a capital campaign to transform Rust Hall, the former home of the Memphis College of Art, from a private education facility into the Metal Museum in Overton Park, a public, state-of-the-art museum facility and education center.

This transformation will not only provide the Museum with the physical space to expand and enhances its programming – and by extension its audiences – it will also serve the international metalsmithing community as a global leader in the preservation, promotion, and advancement of fine metalwork. In addition, the relocation of this world-class Museum to Overton Park will create a cultural arts destination in the heart of Memphis that brings a diverse group of visitors to the Museum for unique educational and artistic experiences.



Richard Aycock, Chair
Shannon A. Brown
Phil Coop
Laura Eason
Douglas W. Ferris
Gary Shorb

Bryan K. Smith
Stacy Smith
Andy Taylor
Nicole Treadwell
Monica Wharton

“The MCA building is not empty; it is full of memories. But make way for many, many more when the Metal Museum moves in.”



Artist, Former Memphis College of Art Faculty Member, Metal Museum Director Emeritus

To learn more about the Metal Museum’s expansion campaign, please contact:


Executive Director


Director of Development