Come discover Metal Miniatures!, a charming collection of intricate miniatures located in the atrium walkway window boxes and handcrafted by talented metal artist Abraham Megerdichian (1923-1983).
From an elegant violin to an impressive set of trains, the delightful creations fashioned from solid blocks of metal are a testament to their maker's skill and humor.
The Megerdichian family is proud to share Abraham’s
wonderful miniatures in museums around New England and loaned the collection
for this display. “The miniatures made
by my father are a tribute to the skill of a trained machinist combined with an
artist’s eye and a generous man’s heart,” said his son, Robert Megerdichian.
Born in Franklin, MA to Armenian immigrants, Abraham lived
and worked as a machinist for most of his life in Cambridge, MA. He often used his 20-minute lunch breaks to
craft precious keepsakes as gifts for family and friends, including replicas of things
that were special to kids – like his son Robert’s wagon. As his skills flourished, his creations
became more complex, imaginative and humorous. Each of Abraham’s pieces is a unique and inspiring example of
creativity and inventiveness.
Metal Miniatures! will be on display through
April 27, so check them out on your next visit!