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:
- The Record and North Jersey.com – Jim Beckerman
A sculpture exhibit, in steampunk style, makes Morris Museum a champion of kinetic art
- New Jersey Monthly – Jacqueline Klecak
Kinetic Art Exhibit “Simply Steampunk” Opens at Morris Museum
- Steampunk Explorer
- Morristown Green – Marion Filler
Steampunk chugs, spins, and whirs its way into the Morris Museum
A Cache of Kinetic Art: Simply Steampunk on the PBS program, State of the Arts, produced by Eric Schultz of PCK Media.
- 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.
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.
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
Leadership support for this exhibition is provided by our partners at M&T Bank.