Afternoon At The Metal Museum
Saturday was my mom’s birthday. She celebrated with her friends on the actual day, so we had our family birthday outing yesterday. I suggested the National Ornamental Metal Museum – I hadn’t been there since I was a kid, and wanted to see a specific exhibit that closes soon. Happily, my mom liked this idea. So after a delicious lunch at Bar Louie in Overton Square, we went to the museum!
The other main gallery included a collection of whimsical darts like “Dart Vader”:
We also went out to the foundry and watched a metalsmith at work. His recent projects were scattered around to look at. I was really taken with this rose:
The Metal Museum grounds provide a beautiful view of the river. The view, and a trellis that looks like a cornstalk, were the only things I remembered about the place. But now that I’ve rediscovered the museum, I want to visit more regularly! The art is so unique, and the lawn or gazebo would be a fantastic place for a picnic. (Spring can’t get here soon enough!!)
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