Striking Gold: Fuller at Fifty


Fuller Craft Museum is marking its 50th anniversary with a commemorative exhibition that celebrates the museum’s rich past and brilliant future—and shines a light on all things golden. “Striking Gold: Fuller at Fifty” explores the storied traditions, contemporary interpretations, skillful applications, and conceptual rigor of gold as an artistic material, while investigating the multitude of cultural, material, and sociopolitical associations.

“The precious metal has incited battle, adorned the body, stimulated worship, traded as currency,

inspired masterpieces, and caused the rise and ruin of kingdoms.,” says Beth McLaughlin, Chief Curator, Fuller Craft Museum. For the 57 selected artists whose art is being displayed, gold remains central to their work, as they delve far deeper than embellishment or decorative effect. Exhibited works include a range of craft and fine art mediums to fully reflect Fuller Craft’s dual histories as both a fine art institution and a craft museum. The exhibition is co-curated by Fuller Craft Museum chief curator Beth McLaughlin and Suzanne Ramljak, an art historian, writer, curator, and former editor of Metalsmith magazine.

This exhibition will be on display until April 5, 2020. Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak St., Brockton, 508-588-6000,

Featured Artwork: Gold Wall by Esperanza Mayobre; Golden Parachute by Greenfield Sanders; Cicada Neckpiece by Marta Mattsson; Sister’s Bowl by Gary Noffke