Badami Gallery, Garage Gallery, Main Gallery
Art of the Timepiece
February 8, 2014 – April 6, 2014
In this unprecedented, gallery-wide exhibit, the Kimball Art Center will explore the history of our incessant journey to progressively master time, as well as the art and science of making and adorning timepieces.
Since the dawn of civilization, humans have created timekeeping devices of ever-increasing precision, which have had a profound impact on the framework of life and society. From the rudimentary, ancient Egyptian Shadow Clocks to the modern, ultra-accurate Atomic Clocks, this exhibition traces mankind’s unrelenting quest for excellence by creating instruments of staggering complexity and beauty – devices which marry both the disciplines of art and science.
For the first time ever, visitors will discover the expansive collection of Karol Renau’s extraordinary timepieces as well as his intimate photography of the hidden art within. Discover exceptional watches on loan from O.C. Tanner, as well as the timepiece-based jewelry of artists Krysia Renau and Stacy Sherr.
A.R.T.S. School Tours of this educational exhibit are available free of charge thanks to funding from Vail Resorts and Canyons. To schedule a free school tour, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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