Our gates may be closed, but there are plenty of ways to enjoy the Metal Museum without leaving your house. We encourage all our followers and supporters to #MMFromHome in an effort to help flatten the curve. Here are a few ways you can stay connected with the Metal Museum during our temporary closure.
1. Connect with us on social media
Let's stay in touch! We'll continue using social media to share important updates as well as content about blacksmithing, metal art, Museum games, and online challenges that both families and artists can participate in.
2. Subscribe for email updates directly to your inbox
Subscribers hear it first. Our biweekly e-newsletters provide up-to-date information on upcoming events (including virtual happenings), important Metal Museum news, and resources to keep you current and connected. You can subscribe and set your email preferences here!
3. Take a virtual tour of current exhibits
Explore the Museum galleries from home by taking a virtual tour! You can now find 360 degree views of Tradition of Excellence, Tributaries: Sophie Glenn, Beauty in the Boundary, and the New Acquisitions Gallery online. Visit each exhibit page to take a deep dive into the show with glossaries, activity sheets, and artist interviews to guide your way.
4. View the Permanent Collection online
Did you know that you can see most of the Museum’s collection of metalwork on Past Perfect? Learn about works by your favorite artists or discover new ones in this online database! You can also view the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Slide Archive, which was donated to the Metal Museum in 2004, on the American Craft Council website. This archive includes 14,000 35mm slides documenting artists' processes, work, and exhibitions.
5. Read the Metal Museum Blog
Our blog highlights the lives of artists from our Permanent Collection as well as new exhibits, visiting artists, and updates in the shop. Here are just a few posts that we recommend:
6. Discover art activities and metalworking demos
Visit our website for artful activities you can do at home! Our Education staff is working on instructional videos, coloring sheets, and other online resources for children and families.
We hope that we will all be able to gather on the Metal Museum grounds soon, but until then, stay safe and healthy!
#MMfromhome is made possible by the generosity of our corporate and foundation partners, as well as our donors and members.