Jill Baker Gower creates jewelry and sculpture informed by her female experience and our consumer culture’s portrayal of women’s needs and desires. While primarily a metalsmith, Jill incorporates materials such as skin-toned rubber and mirrors to reference the human body, self-examination, and vanity. Other materials such as pearls, gems, feathers, enamel, hair, silver, and gold are chosen for their aesthetic qualities, emotional resonance, preciousness, and value associations. Jill received her MFA in Metals from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona and her BS in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin. image: Jill Baker Gower, "Golden Reflection Brooch," 2017. Argentium sterling silver, 14K gold fill wire, mirrored acrylic, 23K red gold leaf, stainless steel. Photo courtesy of the Artist.
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.