July 19–August 25, 2019
Pastime / Past Time
Promenade Gallery 2 + Museum-wide
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art presents Pastime / Past Time, an interactive pop-up exhibition 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 table and chairs all designed by husband and wife team Charles (1907–1978) and Ray Eames (1912–1988). The exhibition also includes midcentury modern clocks by Irving Harper and George Nelson & Associates, suggesting “past time.” Inspired by the Denver Art Museum’s summer exhibition, Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America, this pop-up exhibition at Kirkland Museum connects visitors to playful objects designed for the American home.
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Ball Clock, 1949, 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.