Exhibitions/ The Art of Time

The Art of Time: European Clocks and Watches from the Collection

December 18 / 2007–April 27 / 2008
Exhibitions are free with Museum admission.

Exhibition Overview

The exhibition draws upon the Metropolitan Museum's extensive holdings of English, Dutch, French, German, and Swiss horology, ranging in date from the sixteenth through the eighteenth century. Acquired primarily as decorative objects or as a specialized variety of furniture, some of these clocks and watches are equally important in illustrating technical developments in European clock making. While a few have never been exhibited previously and many have not been seen for more than a decade, some will be familiar to visitors from their inclusion in the galleries of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts but are now shown in a new and sometimes surprising context.


The exhibition is made possible by The David Berg Foundation.


Exhibition Objects