CLOCKS OF THE WORLD
Explore beauty and craftsmanship as you travel through time on a journey to discover the art and science of timekeeping.
Over 1,100 timepieces are on display including tower clocks, chronometers, automatons, pocket watches and tall case clocks. Beautifully restored and preserved, the collection is one of the finest in the world.
TREASURES OF LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY
Treasures of Louis Comfort Tiffany traces the creative life of the artist. Making advances in stained glass, pottery and other media, L.C. Tiffany was a true American master. On exhibit are paintings in oils, pastels and watercolors that showcase his early life and travels. Later works include housewares and decorative arts, mosaics and windows.
AMERICAN BRILLIANT CUT GLASS
American brilliant cut glass came out of the shadows of European cut glass in 1876 at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There, eight American glass manufacturers showed off their sparkling masterpieces. Trains brought record numbers to the exposition, and throngs of people were captivated by elegant cut glass tableware, lamps, perfume bottles and other fine products on display. For the next forty years, the Americans transformed small glass companies into an artistic industry that dominated the production of brilliant cut glass.
MUSEUM CAFE GALLERY
Works by Thomas Mueller Dietrich (1912-1998), an American Regionalist from Appleton, Wisconsin, depict life in the midwest through the 20th Century. Farm life, small towns, and the common man are consistent themes. Bold colors and wide brush strokes give Dietrich’s work a modern graphic style while bringing everyday life into detail.