A Cache of Kinetic Art: Simply Steampunk

March 15, 2019 – 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

Matthew Steinke “Deliriums: Cluster A, Cluster B and Cluster C” 2018 Wood, steel, plastic, motors, solenoids, brass, car horn, scooter horn, acrylics, electronics

People’s Choice Award:
  Voting is now over and we have a winner – Deliriums: Cluster A, Cluster B, and Cluster C by Matthew Steinke.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the voting and congratulations to artist Matthew Steinke! Come visit the exhibition before it closes on Sunday, August 11 and see it in action!

“Deliriurms is a trilogy of robotic acoustic musical instruments that mimic the three personality clusters described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” ~ Matthew Steinke


Related Programs

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.


Mar 15 2019 - Aug 11 2019


Sunday: 12-5pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm