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Measure of Time

Peter Galison, Physics, Harvard University Pamela Lee, Stanford Art Historian




October 22, 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.