The Metal Museum

The Tributaries exhibition series began in 2008 with the goal of providing solo shows to underrepresented and under-recognized metal artists, particularly emerging and mid-career artists. The title of the series is derived from the Metal Museum’s location along the Mississippi River, as well as from the focus on artists whose work is feeding the creativity and innovation in the field.

Tributaries exhibitions are currently held in the Metal Museum’s Keeler Gallery, approximately a 450 square foot space. The exhibitions typically run for 10 to 12 weeks, but may vary depending on the overall Museum exhibition schedule for the year.

1) Primary material of artwork to be exhibited must be metal. Mixed media and non-metal works may be considered in relation to the full body of work, on a case by case basis.
2) Artwork may not exceed 72″ in any direction.
3) Artwork may not exceed 500 lbs.
4) Artwork must have been made within the last 5 years.
5) Artists wishing to make a new body of work for the exhibition should submit images of previous work that adequately demonstrate technique and style, as well as sketches or models of proposed work.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Artists will only be notified if selected for an exhibition. The exhibition schedule is set 12-18 months in advance, so artists selected can expect to have shows a year to two years from the time of the selection. The Metal Museum will keep applications on file for up to 5 years.

For more detailed information about the Tributaries exhibition series and application process please refer to the Tributaries FAQ.

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