Monday, November 7, 2011

Last Week to View Silver & Metalwork of the 20th Century

Contemporary UK, Christopher Lawrence’s 
House of Lawrian, Coffee Service (pot only),
1974, London, England, sterling silver, 
8 x 7 ½ inches, lent by Margo Grant Walsh

Silver & Metalwork of the 20th Century: The Margo Grant Walsh Collection closes on Saturday, November 12.  The exhibition features over 185 items of silver and metalwork from this unparalleled private collection.  Works from eight countries span the Arts and Crafts Movement to Scandinavian and contemporary UK designs. 

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 globally significant collection.

The Art Museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.  Hours on Monday are extended to 9 pm through November.   The Art Museum is housed in the Centennial Complex on the campus of the University of Wyoming at 2111 Willett Ave.  Admission is free to all.

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