Measure of Time
September 24, 2006; 60 Minutes; Video
Time is of the essence in American art of the past century. Measure of Time showcases the museum's important 20th-century collection along with some significant loans to explore, over time, how artists have worked with temporality and duration. In two galleries of paintings, sculptures, and media (both analog and digital), time and motion are compressed, fragmented, mechanized, sped up, and slowed down to an almost imperceptible pace.
Linda Dalrymple Henderson is David Bruton, Jr. Centennial Professor in Art History and Distinguished Teaching Professor, 20th Century European & American Art, University of Texas.