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NASA’s New Horizon mission has shown us the most distant objects in our solar system. What surprising findings has this mission revealed about Pluto and its faraway neighbors? Professor of Physics at Penn State Abington Ann Schmiedekamp sheds light on this pioneering topic. Purchase Tickets to NASA New Horizon’s Ultimate Destination

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Metalsmith Myra Mimlitsch-Gray connects her sculptural work to craft history, material culture and the decorative arts. During this evening lecture, she will illustrate her perspective on the nature of craft and unity. Tickets will go on sale before Saturday, September 7, 2019. 

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Join artist and blacksmith Warren Holzman as he explores the distinctive metalwork of the Bryn Athyn Cathedral and Glencairn, two sites that house one of the most important collections of forged ornamental metal in the world. Tickets will go on sale before Saturday, September 7, 2019. 

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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 will go on sale before Saturday, September 7, 2019.

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This drop-in workshop led by Mercer Museum educators encourages children to create their own arts and crafts pieces inspired by metalwork.

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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. Tickets will go on sale before Saturday, September 7, 2019.

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Create comic book-inspired and football-themed crafts with Mercer Museum educators in this drop-in session.

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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 will go on sale before Saturday, September 7, 2019.

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Join cartoonists from the National Cartoonists Society at this drop-in afternoon event celebrating the new Pigskin Peanuts exhibit and see how cartoons are drawn and leave with a token drawing of your very own.

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Take advantage of this after-hours tour of the new exhibit Pigskin Peanuts. Led by Vice President of Collections and Interpretation Cory Amsler, this tour showcases football-themed artifacts and makes connections to the broader history of football in Bucks County. Tickets will go on sale before Saturday, September 7, 2019. 

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ROLLO'S FACTS

In addition to installing his own Arts and Crafts tiles in Fonthill, Henry Mercer incorporated Persian, Chinese, Spanish and Dutch tiles.
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