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Essential to human progress, the discovery and mastery of metal has influenced diverse practices in art. Drawn exclusively from the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art collection, this exhibition examines the pervasive and varied use of metal in the visual arts. An eclectic selection of artwork illustrates the mutability of metal to suit the needs of many types of art. The exhibition includes examples of Native American jewelry; a Qing Dynasty Chinese robe embroidered with metallic thread; African iron sculpture of the Bamana tradition; 19th century photographs; and Robert Rauschenberg screen prints on stainless steel.
Exhibitions and programs at the OSU Museum of Art are supported by: the OSU Museum of Art Advocates, the Raymond & Bessie Kravis Foundation, Suzanne Sugg, Malinda and Dick Fischer, Mary Ann and Ken Fergeson, and the OSU Museum of Art Founding Patrons and Charter Members.