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Marvelous Marble Day

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February 18, 2018 9:00am to 5:00pm
Marvelous Marble Day

Visit the Museum for a fun-filled day of Marble-mania! Come play marble games, explore the collection for pieces that are like marbles, and see how marbles are made.

This event is open to all ages and is included in Museum admission. Kids, 17 and under, are free.

 

Meet Marble Royalty

Meet Marble Royalty
The King and Queen of Marbles, crowned at the National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, N.J., King Eli Murphy and Queen Sierra Ricci, will be visiting with marble players, showing off their techniques, and adding an air of royalty to the day’s events.

Play Marble Games (and practice your skills)

Play Marble Games (and practice your skills)
Visit the Marble Games Café to enjoy fun games with other marble enthusiasts. We will provide game mats and marbles, or you’re welcome to bring your own. Plus, there will be a practice mat available if you want to hone your marble skills to their finest.

Show off your marble collection and see a very special one

Show off your marble collection and see a very special one
We encourage participants to bring their marbles to our Collector’s Corner in the auditorium, where you can display, discuss, and enjoy the marble collections of others as well as your own.

Marble-maker and collector Miles Parker will share his own extensive marble collection with visitors. Parker will also show the specialized tools glassmakers use to create the perfect marble. Even better? You can see Miles’ very own marble track, made of borosilicate glass!

Public Tours

Public Tours
Join our docents at 11 am and 1 pm to explore our collection with special stops to include interesting marbles, paperweights, and other spherical objects. This is a great way to prep for the Marble Scavenger Hunt.

Marble Scavenger Hunt

Marble Scavenger Hunt
Ready to use your super-sleuthing abilities? See if you can find three of our favorite round objects in the galleries. You might even find some favorites of your own while you search.

Watch the Marble King and Queen give marble playing demos

Watch the Marble King and Queen give marble playing demos
Take tips from the pros! The Marble King and Queen will play marbles against each other at 11 am and 1 pm. Watch them and see if you can learn some tips and tricks. You might be surprised to find out you’ve been playing like a pro all along.

Mark Matthews Marble Demos

Mark Matthews Marble Demos
See a world-renowned marble-maker at work in our Amphitheater Hot Shop! From 10 am to 12 pm and 1 to 3 pm you can see an internationally known master of the spherical form showcase his incredible techniques and use of patterns and colors. Learn more about Mark Matthews and his upcoming Guest Artist Demonstration.

A Marble DVD Signing

A Marble DVD Signing
Mark Matthews will be on hand in The Shops from 4 to 5 pm to sign copies of the DVD, Glass Masters at Work. The DVD, featuring an in-depth look Matthews’ incredible mastery of the sphere, will available for purchase in The Shops of The Corning Museum of Glass and The Shops online store.

Hourly Giveaways

Hourly Giveaways
You can also expect a few fun spherical prizes to be handed out during Marvelous Marble Day. Drawings will be on the hour from 11 am to 4 pm in the auditorium.

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