Artmobile’s newest STEAM exhibition, Marvelous Machines, integrates art, mechanical engineering, and physics into an interactive experience for all ages. Through a collaboration with the Mercer Museum, the exhibit presents historical examples of the six simple machines – lever, wheel and axle, pulley, inclined plane, wedge, and screw – then explores their use in elegant kinetic sculpture, whimsical pieces and conceptual artworks. Visitors will gain insight into the creative process in both art and science, understand the importance of play, risk-taking, and failure to drive discovery and innovation.
Geared toward a K-12 audience, Marvelous Machines includes hands-on displays that reinforce the concepts presented by our on-board Educator. Teacher Manuals, educational resources and in-service training support the integration of the Artmobile experience into school curricula.
During our two-year tour of Marvelous Machines, Artmobile will welcome 35,000 visitors of all ages at 65 schools and a dozen public sites in Bucks County.
Artmobile will tour Marvelous Machines from October 2019 through June 2021. 2019-20 "Marvelous Machines" Itinerary
Requests are now being accepted for the 2020-21 tour of Marvelous Machines. Click on Planning a Visit for information on how to have Artmobile come to your school or public site.
Subsidized visits are available for schools in need through the generous support of:
Fred Beans Ford
Hatboro Federal Savings
Mid Penn Bank
Univest Bank and Trust Co.
Waste Management, Inc.
Additional funding has been provided by
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
And many individuals.