Discussion: Silversmithing “Crowning the North: Silver Treasures from Bergen, Norway”

April 28, 2024
Metalsmith Corey Ackelmire discusses tools, samples, and processes that would have been used for creating works featured in the exhibition Crowning the North: Silver Treasures from Bergen, Norway.

As a metalsmith, Ackelmire is interested in the ways people make, keep, alter, and use objects for emotional, superstitious, and practical purposes. Metal objects, from common currency to silver spoons, tend to be both durable and malleable; common and sacred; sentimental and mundane. Exploring their place in material culture is the focus of her work. The discussion is followed by a tour with curator Misty Flores.

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About the Speaker
Corey Ackelmire has been an educator since 2005, is a published author, and has exhibited her work in numerous national and international exhibitions. She is currently an instructor and the studio art program coordinator at Houston Community College.

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive generous support from H-E-B; Institute of Museum and Library Services; Sempra Foundation; the Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; the Joe Barnhart Foundation; the Cockrell Family Fund; the CFP Foundation; Macey and Harry Reasoner; the Texas Commission on the Arts; and the Junior League of Houston, Inc.

“Crowning the North: Silver Treasures from Bergen, Norway” is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in collaboration with Kode Bergen Art Museum, Norway.

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Generous support is provided by:
Kode Bergen Art Museum, Norway
Luther King Capital Management
Kistefos AS
Beth Robertson
Sara Dodd-Denton and Will Denton
Carolyn Rosenstock-Ellis


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