Come to the National Ornamental Metal Museum Saturday, July 14 for an iron pour and a hands-on demonstration of sand casting - the process of pouring molten metal into molds made of packed sand to produce one-of-a-kind objects.
Carve your own designs into blocks of sand with the help of our Foundry Artists from 11:30 - 12:30. Then, at 1:00 pm, our staff will fire up the cupola and cast your designs in iron. Each design costs $15. Viewing the iron pour is free.
Also check out the newest exhibition, Albert Paley: Forged Sculptures of the Steneby Collection, featuring Paley's most recent work - a series of twelve large-scale sculptures with accompanying drawings. Also on view are Tributaries: Marlene True, Virgil England's The Hetlands, and Harlan Butt's National Parks Project.
Founded in 1976, the National Ornamental Metal Museum is the only Museum in the Americas dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the art and craft of fine metalwork. The Metal Museum is funded in part by ArtsMemphis and the Tennessee Arts Commission. Located at 374 Metal Museum Drive, the Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday, noon – 5 pm. For more information, call 901-774-6380 or visit www.metalmuseum.org