July 19–August 25, 2019
Pastime / Past Time
Promenade Gallery 2 + Museum-wide
Kirkland Museum presents Pastime / Past Time with an interactive station where visitors are invited to step back in time. Play architect by creating a structure with Lincoln Logs®, originally designed by John Lloyd Wright, son of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, while sitting at an original Eames table with chairs. The display also includes mid-century modern clocks by Irving Harper, suggesting “past time.” Inspired by the Denver Art Museum’s summer exhibition, Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America, on view May 4–August 25, 2019, this presentation at Kirkland Museum connects to the experience that features postwar objects for the American home, corporate identities and toys and play spaces.
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Ball Clock, 1947, Designed by Irving Harper (1916-2015, American) for George Nelson Associates, manufactured by the Howard Miller Clock Company, metal and wood,13 ½ x 13 ½ x 2 ¾ inches, Collection of Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.