The Cu in Summer program is a partnership between Knowledge Quest and the Metal Museum for high school students. Throughout the six-week program the students create five projects using the techniques of welding, casting, riveting, enameling and etching. Each week the students design and make a new project that uses a different metalworking process. The final week is spent at the Metal Museum, where the students install their work in a gallery. The students have the option to sell their pieces during the Showcase and Sale. All proceeds from the sales go directly to the students.
This program is funded through the generosity of FedEx, the Thomas W. Briggs Foundation, GiVE 365 Memphis and the Tennessee Arts Commission.
Exhibits of the finest in contemporary and historic metalwork: jewelry, architectural ironwork, sculpture, armor. Watch artists at work in the blacksmith shop and foundry. Picnic in the sculpture garden. Best view of the River. Gift shop.
With 3.2 acres of land, rotating exhibitions, a permanent collection, sculpture gardens and a smithy and foundry the Metal Museum is one of the most unique things to do in Memphis, Tennessee. The Metal Museum is the onlyinstitution in the United States devoted exclusively the art and craft of fine metalwork. See works of art, see artists work, learn the craft and craft the art - all on the bluffs of the Mississippi River.
Seniors 62+ $5
Students (with valid ID) and Children 5-18 $4
Free for children under 5.