Pinball Museum!
Our Mission The Museum The Curator What's New Links Contact Us Sponsorship
Our Mission The Museum The Curator What's New Links Contact Us Sponsorship
National Pinball Museum Logo National Pinball Museum

The Curator as a Boy
The Curator

For a museum to succeed, it needs to begin with a strong vision, a workable plan, and a curator equipped to merge the two into a dynamic, flourishing enterprise.

As an artist and craftsman, Mr. Silverman brings an aesthetic sensibility and meticulous attention to detail that every museum must have. That underlying artisanship led to the design and implementation of a Japanese-influenced home and garden featured both in the Washington Post newspaper and on numerous Japanese television networks. His ceramic sculptures have been shown in galleries, conservatories and arboretums throughout the United States.

As a long-time teacher and lecturer, he adds strong communication skills and an ability to make information accessible and thought-provoking. Recently, Mr. Silverman presented a lecture at the Pinball Expo in Chicago, IL featuring the works of Charles Leroy Parker.

The Curator Grown Up As an independent business owner for more than 25 years, Mr. Silverman also brings a proven track record of planning, organizational and budgetary skills, decision-making and administrative ability.

Finally, as a Pinball enthusiast Mr. Silverman has amassed over 800 machines, from a 19th century Pinball precursor called a Bagatelle to the very latest computer-driven marvels of the 21st century.


  • Bachelor of Science in Art Education, State Univ. of New York, New Paltz, NY
  • Master of Fine Arts, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
  • Landscape Design Degree, George Washington Univ., Washington, DC
  • 10 years, Professor of Art Design & Ceramics, Ohio University, Athens, OH; Montgomery College, Rockville, MD
  • 6 years, Owner, Santosha Fine-Handcrafted Stoneware.
  • 20 years, Owner, Five Season’s Landscaping & Design.

It is this fusion of passion, talent, and skill that Mr. Silverman brings to the directorship of the National Pinball Museum.

Behind the Scenes

Find out how David Silverman nabbed the only existing original artwork by Charles Leroy Parker, namely: a color sketch of the backglass for the 1947 Woodrail Pinball game, "Lady Robin Hood."

Learn more »

Pop Buttons