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Petals to the Metal: Nature Uncontained exhibit at Ford House
Posted: January 9, 2014

Beautiful golden leaves. Tiger moths gathering together. A happy bird perched on a branch.

Since it’s cold outside, Edsel & Eleanor Ford House is bringing the outdoors inside this winter with Nature Uncontained: Metalwork by Kim CridlerThe exhibit opens Saturday, January 11, and runs through March 30. 

In this stunning display of beautiful sculptures, see the result of how the natural world of flora and fauna meets the industrial materials of steel, bronze and silver. The exhibit will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission is complimetary.

A Michigan native, artist Kim Cridler’s work has been featured at the National Ornamental Metal Museum and at Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize, among other locations. Learn about Ms. Cridler and her process here.

Special programs inspired by the exhibit – such as a Ford House specialty tour focused on metalwork in the home, Winter Inspiration Walks, Jewelry Making and more  will be offered to help you explore this form in new ways.

Have lunch in The Cotswold Café and make it an afternoon outing! The Café serves lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every day the exhibit is open. 

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