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More Kinetic Sculptures on Display at the Morris Museum

Friday, December 13, 2019

Fresh off its Simply Steampunk art exhibition, the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey is hosting The Adventures of Baron von Steubon and Cromwell: A Kinetic Tale, a showcase for 18 kinetic sculptures by David Bowman. The sculptures depict the exploits of two automatons who “encounter fantastical mechanized beasts in their quest for long-lost family and treasure.” The show opened Nov. 14 and runs through March 1, 2020.

David Bowman Moon
Photo courtesy of David Bowman

Three of Bowman’s pieces were on display in Simply Steampunk, an exhibition that ran March 15 through Aug. 11 as part of the four-year “Cache of Kinetic Art” series. Next up is Tiny Intricacies, which runs March 13 through July 12, 2020, followed by Timeless Movements, March 12 through July 11, 2021. The kinetic art exhibitions are tied to the museum’s Murtogh D. Guinness Collection of Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata.

The museum is open daily except Mondays. This year, it will be open Dec. 25 from noon to 5 p.m. with a program that includes a demonstration of the Guinness Collection at 2 p.m. and a screening of the 1971 film Fiddler on the Roof, also at 2 p.m. See the website for more info.

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