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It Takes a Village: A Crowd-Curated Exhibition
It Takes a Village: A Crowd-Curated Exhibition
It Takes a Village: A Crowd-Curated Exhibition

Initially inspired by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, “The Village Blacksmith,” this crowd-curated exhibition presents twenty-five artworks from the Metal Museum’s Permanent Collection. The lesson of Longfellow’s poem is the value of perseverance in the face of hardship. In these changing and uncertain times, we have reflected on what makes the Metal Museum such a special place. It is YOU, the community of artists, patrons, members, and visitors, that has built our collection, volunteered precious time to events and projects, and enabled us to thrive through gifts and continued support.

It is in celebration of everyone who supports the Museum that we invited the public to participate in the curation of this exhibition.  These artworks were selected by popular vote online and on social media. Inside the gallery, you will read and hear the comments of our voters in the place of traditional object labels. With the uncertainty this year has brought, the Metal Museum, its staff, and our community have carried on, never wavering from our values of hard work and responsibility to the public. We are proud to present our first crowd-curated exhibition.

Exhibition & Programming Support
Windgate Charitable Foundation
Hyde Family Foundation

Operational Support
Tennessee Arts Commission
Nov 20, 2020
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