Artist Unknown
Fullstock High Art Wheelock Pistol, ca. 1680
Wood, steel, ivory, and mother of pearl
16.4375 x 4.8125 x 1.875 inches 
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. George H. Greidinger, 1976.19

Decorative to Dangerous: The Art of Metalwork

October 3, 2015 - April 3, 2016

Ann K. Walch-Chan Gallery

Since the Bronze Age, metal has been used for both utilitarian and decorative purposes. This exhibition explores how craftsmen transformed various metals, from precious to commonplace, into fantastic works of art. From large metal doors to a small silver yo-yo, Decorative to Dangerous showcases a variety of metal objects that illustrate the gamut of metalworking techniques and reveals the artistic development of the medium throughout history.

Graphics Gallery is sponsored by the Founders Society.