Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


Sculptural Concerns: Contemporary American Metalworks
  • Sculptural Concerns: Contemporary American Metalworks
  • 05-Nov-1994 - 18-Dec-1994
  • Kress Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

One of the first major museum surveys of contemporary metalwork in the U.S. Included 180 works of jewelry, hollowware, sculpture, furniture, and installations by 54 artists currently working in metal. Through the works draw on a rich tradition of hand-crafted metalwork and sculpture, they used new forms and processes. Working drawings, sketches, and maquettes shown with the works offered insight into the creative process. The exhibited artists include Lin Stanionis, assistant professor of design at KU. The show, its programs and tour were organized by the Fort Wayne Museum of Arts in cooperation with The Contemporary Arts Center of Cincinnati. The project was funded by a major grant rom the Lila Wallace-- Reader's Digest Fund, with additional support for publication of the catalogue from the Society of North American Goldsmiths. At the Spencer Museum of Art the show was supported by grants from the Kansas Arts Commission, a state agency, and Southwestern Bell.