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Exhibit curator and artist Cappy Counard makes jewelry and metalwork about connecting, mending and honoring our shared commonalities. Join her as she discusses the development of her artwork and how it led to her connection with the museum and the creation of the Forging a Link: Metalsmiths Respond to the Mercer Collection exhibit. Following this presentation, Counard will lead a tour of the exhibit. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to Connections – Making and Collaborating

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Discover Henry Mercer’s motivations and methods in establishing and assembling the museum’s collection in this special lecture by Vice President of Collections and Interpretation Cory Amsler. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to “Original, Alone & Unique:” The Mercer Museum Collection

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Melanie Bilenker explores the Victorian tradition of hairwork, or jewelry made with human hair, and her modern approach to the art. Her presentation will be followed by a demonstration of several Victorian processes used in the remembrance jewelry that first inspired her. Purchase tickets to Hairwork: Then and Now

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During this lecture, featured metalsmith Nash Quinn will discuss the Mercer Museum’s collection of firearms from the perspective of a craft artist, including the historical significance of the collection and how those artifacts became the inspiration for his piece in the exhibit, Forging a Link: Metalsmiths Respond to the Mercer Collection. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to Gunfire to Guinea Feathers: Interpreting the Mercer Museum’s Firearms Collection

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Celebrate the unique nature of the Mercer Museum’s pre-Industrial tool collection through an evening of artistry and empowerment with Bucks County-based artist Ashara Shapiro.  As an artist and designer,  Ashara breathes new life into reclaimed pieces and creates storied wearable art that have gone through an evolution using the tools of yesteryear. Artist and Founder of A. Recherche, Shapiro will host an interactive shopping experience after her presentation, with 10% of her proceeds being donated back to the museum. Space…

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