Back-glass art is graphic, sensational and full of fantasy…it is what draws you in to play the game! For this show, Artists were challenged to develop their own theme using their own style and medium to design a back-glass, while staying true to the elemental parts: 24”x24” Square size, score reels, manufacturer, game title, how many players, etc.Read more about Pinball Squared! The Art Show - Closes July 31st!
Pacific Pinball Museum President Larry Zartarian will speak in Palo Alto at the Museum of American Heritage May 25th at 7pm. The lecture will concern teaching Science Art and History using Pinball, the mission and history of the PPM and the importance of preservation of American Cultural and Engineering artifacts. Read more about Larry Zartarian Speaks at the AMOH May 25th in Palo Alto
The exhibits are up and running in the new Science Room at the Pacific Pinball Museum. The Pin Chime, the Galton Pinball Machine, the Gottlieb Reset Video Kiosk and the original Visible Pinball Machine are combined with three other exhibits from the "Geometry on the Roll" series designed and built by Richard Falkard, former exhibit designer at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Read more about The Pinball Science Room
Duane Tom's extensive baseball memorabilia collection meets the PPM's baseball-themed pinball collection in another one-of-a-kind art event. An underlying theme of the show is the art of collecting, itself. As Tom sees it; "Collections are stories, and the collectors are the storytellers. The story can be a simple one, or it can be more complex. And just as every story has a beginning, middle and end, so can your collection." Along with Duane's incredible ephemera will be baseball themed pinballs and a couple pitch-n-bats to excite the baseball enthusiast in all of us. Read more about Baseball Memorabilia
Pinball Style is an exhibition with commentary on pinball art from the 1940’s through the 2000’s. Melissa Harmon’s work explores dramatic and historical context with a touch of Fashion Police humor. See how pinball reflects the tastes of the day with beautiful, sometimes risque' backglass and playfield art designed to extract loose change from young men's trousers. Read more about PINBALL STYLE: DRAMA AND DESIGN by Melissa Harmon
Come to the unveiling of the most
controversial pinball art ever made
reproduced in canvas maximus!
FRIDAY, MARCH 14 @ 7 P
Artists d’Arci Bruno and Rosie Morales
10’ x 10’ acrylic on canvas
handpainted mural alongside
TWO CAPTAIN FANTASTIC
pinball machines! One censored, the other, uncensored.
A one-of-a-kind art event from the
Pacific Pinball Museum