Biggs Museum

April 6th - May 20th 2018

Overview

T he Sewell C. Briggs Museum houses one of the finest collections of American fine and decorative arts; its 25th Silver Anniversary Celebration was celebrated with an exhibition by the famed American silversmith entitled Monumental: Micheal Izrael Galmer, Silversmith. Despite having achieved commercial success and becoming one of the country’s leading commission craftsmen - the artist continues to challenge himself by following the impulse to create much larger commemorative and contemporary sculptures. His message resonates internationally with collectors around the world, and the pieces on display at this exhibit featured a complete timeline of his works - most notably many grandiose new sculptures.

Gallery

'Cherry from Root' sculpture by Michael Galmer.
Cherry from Root
Enamel-decorated silver, resin
H: 26" L:41" Y: 2016
'Volcano' sterling silver and 24K gold sculpture by Michael Galmer.
Volcano
Sterling silver, 24K gold plating, wood
H: 10" W: 12" Y: 2016
'Lust for Life' sculpture by Michael Galmer, made from sterling silver and 24K gold plating.
Lust for Life
Sterling silver, 24K gold plating
H: 41" W: 18" Y: 2016
'Body from Egg' sculpture by Michael Galmer, made from sterling silver and 24K gold plating.
Body from Egg
Sterling silver, 24K gold plating
H: 34" W: 24" Y: 2018
'Ten Commandments' sculpture by Michael Galmer, made from sterling silver and bronze.
Ten Commandments
Sterling silver, bronze
H: 55" W: 45" Y: 2012
Preakness trophy replica made by Michael Galmer, made from sterling silver.
Preakness Trophy
Sterling silver
H: 24" Y: 1996

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Photo from the opening reception of sculpture arist Michael Galmer's exhibit at Biggs Museum.

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Artist Michael Galmer's Ten Commandments sculpture.

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