Gold, Silver, Bronze
Precious Medals: Gold, Silver, Bronze highlights works from the Museum’s Collection including glass, ceramic, fashion, and sculpture that use the same metals that are given to the top three placing athletes in an Olympic competition. The precious nature of these three metals is examined in relation to the artworks shown.
Precious Medals is on view in conjunction with the exhibitions Golden Hour: Olympians Photographed by Walter Iooss Jr. and Artistic Tribute: Representation of the Athlete. These exhibitions are organized by the Asheville Art Museum and curated by Whitney Richardson, associate curator.
Selected works from the exhibition
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