TEMECULA, Calif. – The Temecula Valley Museum’s special exhibition, The History and Art of Marbles, which includes a collection of marbles from the 19th century through contemporary marbles fashioned by artists including Carl Fisher, Ro Purser, and Jodi Fine, among others, is open to public viewing through Jan. 17.
The collection includes vintage machine-made marbles, hand-blown glass marbles, torch-worked marbles, contemporary glass, and polymer clay marbles. Panels lining the walls of the museum depict the history of marbles and show how the marbles were made. Included are rare German
suphides, lutzes, and latticinio cores. Visitors will learn all about marbles and get a glimpse of the past when marble shooting was a hot pastime.
The show is expected to be picked up nationally by other museums due to the high content of history, the vast combined 30 year collection, and intricate display panels. The exhibit will appeal to those interested in collecting marbles, or those that simply enjoy the beauty of art marbles and the rich history behind them.
The museum will hold a special event, Marble Mania, Jan. 9, where participants can play marbles.
Tucked between two major cities, the Temecula Valley Museum is conveniently located 45 minutes from San Diego or 1 hour and 15 minutes from Los Angeles. Famed for its up-and-coming wine country, Temecula is home to more than 50 wineries and 22 craft breweries.
For show hours or more information, contact the Temecula Valley Museum at 951-694-6450 or visit their website at temeculavalleymuseum.org.