Suzanne Ramljak Opens 2014-15 Visiting Artist Lecture Series

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Aug. 15, 2014 

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Suzanne Ramljak Opens 2014-15 Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Memphis, Tenn. — Suzanne Ramljak, editor of Metalsmith magazine and curator of the National Ornamental Metal Museum’s exhibition Protective Ornament, will open MCA’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. in Callicott Auditorium, 1930 Poplar Ave., Overton Park.

In her lecture, Ramljak will explore contemporary examples of forms of human protection that have existed for thousands of years, demonstrating the safeguarding role that objects such as armor and amulets continue to play, especially in our current “Age of Terror.” A broad range of defense strategies will be revealed, such as clever updates on chain mail, knuckledusters, talismans and wearable weaponry.

On view through Sept. 7 at the National Ornamental Metal Museum, 374 Metal Museum Drive, Protective Ornament showcases over 80 works, including helmets, brass knuckles, aggressive jewelry and other defensive gear, all designed to address issues of protection and empowerment in the face of everyday perils and social challenges. For additional information, visit metalmuseum.org.


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