The Saugus Iron Works virtual gallery features student artists from MassArt
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site has partnered with students from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) and guest sculpture speaker Marjee-Anne Levine to create a new virtual gallery, I Cast Iron Because…
This multimedia presentation features unique metal sculptures, artist statements, and video profiles of each artist.
Located on the site of the first successful iron works in British-occupied North America, the virtual gallery engages students in a dialogue with place and history to inspire artistic expression.
The featured artists are members of the MassArt Iron Corps, a group of students dedicated to the historical traditions and techniques of iron casting. In cast iron plaques and artist profiles, students complete the sentence “I do cast iron because…” and reflect on the purpose of their artistic practice.
With personal stories, diverse tales and incredible sculptures, I Cast Iron Because… pulls back the curtain to offer visitors a glimpse into the process and passion of contemporary iron casting and the lasting legacy of Saugus’ works at the 17th century.
Explore online at nps.gov/sair/learn/photosmultimedia/i-cast-iron.htm.
MassArt Iron Corps is a nationally recognized student organization. Find more artwork and artist stories on instagram.com/massartironcorps