Boston Museum of Fine Arts

October 26-28, 2017

Ward Francillon Educational Symposium

sponsored by the

National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors

Since the invention of mechanical timekeeping in the 13th century, clocks and watches have appeared in fine art classics.   From Titian to Jamie Wyeth, from Brueghel to Hopper to Dali, artists have been portrayed timekeepers in symbolic, metaphorical, allegorical and documentary roles.   They never appear simply by accident.

The 2017 symposium at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, on the “Horology in Art” theme, will feature more than a dozen art-historian speakers including prominent curators, professors and independent scholars.  The art experts will lecture on their areas of expertise, using projected images of relevant artworks, followed by clock and watch experts discussing the depicted timekeepers.

The daily programs during October 27 and 28, 2017, will be presented at the Boston MFA’s Alfond Auditorium.  There will be an opening reception on October 26th hosted by Skinner, Inc. at their Park Plaza auction gallery, and a concluding dinner banquet at the historic Harvard Club of Boston.

For more information, please visit www.horologyinart.com

Edward Hopper  "7 A.M."