Current Exhibitions
Decorative to Dangerous: The Art of Metalwork
10.3.15 – 4.3.16
Ann K. Walch-Chan Gallery

Since the Bronze Age, metal has been used for both utilitarian and decorative purposes. This exhibition explores how craftsmen transformed various metals, from precious to commonplace, into fantastic works of art. From large metal doors to a small silver yo-yo, Decorative to Dangerous showcases a variety of metal objects that illustrate the gamut of metalworking techniques and reveals the artistic development of the medium throughout history.
Fullstock High Art Wheelock Pistol


Artist Unknown
Fullstock High Art Wheelock Pistol, ca. 1680
Wood, steel, ivory, and mother of pearl
16.4375 x 4.8125 x 1.875 inches
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. George H. Greidinger, 1976.19

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