Friday, July 22, 2011

New Exhibition Opens Tomorrow

Evald Nielsen, Tea and Coffee Service (coffeepot), 1919-1920, sterling silver, ivory, Scandinavian Style, Copenhagen, Denmark, M0002M0002, courtesy of Margo Grant Walsh

A new exhibition opens tomorrow at the UW Art Museum. Silver & Metalwork of the 20th Century: The Margo Grant Walsh Collection features over 185 items of silver and metalwork from this unparalleled private collection. Based on design - from contemporary UK design ideas to Arts and Crafts - the work on view originates from eight different countries.

Walsh began collecting silver on a whim and considers herself a self-educated collector. Today, her collection consists of over 2,000 objects, all of which she collected based on their beauty, functionality, and good design. With a background in architecture and interior design, she has amassed a truly unique collection.

The Art Museum is open 10 am - 5 pm on Saturday and admission is always free. Visit the Art Museum website or call 307.766.6622 for more information on exhibitions or to plan a visit!

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