This year the annual festival of the season celebrates the creativity of wide range of artists as they respond to the works of Nichols Goddard’s Musical Clock, c. 1810. Few American clocks of the early nineteenth century are more sophisticated, mechanically complex, or beautiful than this one. A set of ten bells and hammers play seven tunes. The movement features a day of the month wheel and moon dial with a depiction of a burning ship. All this lends itself to wonderful interpretations such as collage art, paintings, woodwork, textiles, sculpture, and more. Surprises will delight visitors in the galleries, as well as those who join us at the Gala on December 1 and on Family Day on December 9.
Sit back and get ready for the holidays as Joana Genova and Deanna Baasch on violins, Ariel Rudiakov on the viola, and Nathaniel Parke playing the cello perform a varied program from Bach to Duke Ellington. This free concert is made possible by the generous support of Alison Nowak and Robert Cane. Admission to the museum galleries is not included.