A Cache of Kinetic Art: Simply Steampunk

March 15 – August 11, 2019

Simply Steampunk is the second installment of our four-year exhibition series, A Cache of Kinetic Art, exploring kineticism in contemporary artistic practice. Only fully appreciated when set in motion, these imaginative works capture the wondrous vision of a world powered by steam-engine technology from a bygone era. Combining 19th-century machine aesthetics with creative expression, engineering, and design, the interactive sculptures and installations in Simply Steampunk delight the senses with amazement, luminosity, sound, and movement.

Read the Press articles:

A Cache of Kinetic Art: Simply Steampunk on the PBS program, State of the Arts, produced by Eric Schultz of PCK Media.

Participating Artists

  • David Bowman, Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Chris Cole, Bend, Oregon
  • Ken Draim, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Kyle Dries, Glen Oaks, NY
  • Bradley Litwin, Philadelphia, PA
  • LoHiFi Productions (Chris Little and Theofanis Pitsiavas), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Kenneth McBain, Morristown, NJ
  • Mike Richison, Ocean Township, NJ
  • Will Rockwell, West Orange, NJ
  • Walter Rossi, New York, NY
  • Matt Steinke, Austin, TX

People’s Choice Award:
  Voting is now opens and concludes on Sunday, June 30 and must be done on-site at the Museum.  The award will be announced on the website and social media on Tuesday, July 2.

Related Programs

Build an Automaton Children’s Workshop,
Sunday, June 16, 2019, 12:30 – 2:00PM.

Join the Guinness Collection staff at a maker’s workshop where each child will receive one automaton kit to assemble, decorate, and then bring home.

For children ages 5 and up.

Workshop Fee:
Children: $15
Parent: FREE but must be present.

Advance registration required:

Last Look: Behind the Scenes of Simply Steampunk
Thursday, August 8, 2019, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Accompany the Guinness Collection staff into the world of steampunk kinetic art to catch a final glimpse before the exhibition closes.  Artist David Bowman will join the tour to share his insights on his works.

Museum Members: Free
Non-Members: $15

Tickets: 973.971.3706

Leadership support for this exhibition is provided by our partners at M&T Bank.


Jun 25 2019


11:00 am - 5:00 pm