Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Kinetics Exhibit and Planned AutomataCon 2018!

Are you fascinated by kinetic art/automatons? Oh, is there an exhibit for you! 

The Morris Museum is now showing (March 16 - June 20, 2018) a special exhibition in the large main gallery entitled “A Cache of Kinetic Art: Curious Characters,” featuring the creative energy and vitality of kineticism as expressed through the living form: figures, be they human, animal or fantasy. This is the first in a four-year series at the museum, devoted to the kinetic art form. Enjoy watching the Discover Jersey Arts video: http://features.jerseyarts.com/content/index.php/artie-the-culture-vulture/2018/04/morris-museum-puts-curious-characters-on-display/

The PBS/NJTV segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHF0hh8wsdY&feature=youtu.be 

And/or just get the exhibit catalog from: www.morrismuseum.org/museum-shop

If that’s not enough to stir your kinetic interest, the next AutomataCon, a convention of and for artists, collectors, historians, and enthusiasts of automatons and related kinetic art, a three-day event, is being held May 18th - 20th, 2018 in conjunction with and hosted by the Morris Museum (www.morrismuseum.org) in Morristown, New Jersey, home of the Murtogh D. Guinness Collection of Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata.

You’ll not only experience this amazing exhibit, but be able to join people from around the world to share ideas, build relationships and grow interest in automata, new and old. The convention includes a variety of private and public programming, including: social gatherings, museum touring with gallery demonstrations, panel discussions, workshops, presentations, build your own automaton activity and a special exhibition area.

Admittance to much of this programming requires a ticket to AutomataCon, which can be purchased online or on-site. More details on tickets and the program schedule can be found on the website (www.automatacon.org).

You can also like the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/automatacon) for the latest news on the convention.

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