Exhibition: Musically Timed: Continental Clock Makers and their Markets

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2023 from 11:00am to 5:00pm


Throughout the 18th & early 19th centuries, keeping time and making music were increasingly paired attributes for a wide variety of exotic and even fantastic decorative artworks for the homes of the wealthy. Towards the end of this period, musical picture clocks, animated tableaux, and Black Forest Trumpeter clocks were enjoyed by expanding markets fascinated by these examples of evolving and more affordable technology. This exhibit features select objects graciously loaned from private collections interspersed with others from the museum’s Guinness Viewable Storage vault, many on display for the first time at the Morris Museum. Explore how clock makers incorporated music into their works, and households added a wide range of music to their everyday lives.

Leadership support for this exhibition is provided by Will and Mary Leland.

Exhibition Date: November 4 - March 26, 2023

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