Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Dennis Wildnauer

On View March 29 - August 26, 2018
at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

Dennis Wildnauer, an avid collector of aluminum giftware makes contemporary works using vintage steel dies. For the purpose of this exhibition, he has loaned HBMS the dies and works originally made with them to display alongside his own craftworks. These pairings beautifully demonstrate the development of his completed pieces.

Since 1999, he has been crafting and selling his own hand hammered aluminum giftware using these artistic dies under the business name Cornerstone Forge. With only a few artisans left who create hand wrought aluminum giftware, he is proud to continue a tradition of hand forging aluminum while keeping their art alive.

His items will be available for purchase at the Kemerer Museum Gift Shop and the Visitor Center on Main Street.

About The Exhibit

Time Capsule Bethlehem

Experience the history of our beautiful city like never before at the Time Capsule Bethlehem: Our City Then & Now exhibit.

Time Capsule Bethlehem: Our City Then & Now showcases surviving artifacts—a large portion being donated by the local community—that tell the stories of the region’s history. Yet not all history is tangible! We welcome the community to make this exhibition their own by telling and showing your own family stories from our city to add to the collection.

Make your mark on Bethlehem’s timeline and take part in this collaborative project of bringing the past to meet the present and preserving it for the future.




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