On Time (1999-2006)


National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

This permanent exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution explored the social and technological impact of timekeeping on American life from the colonial period to the present day.  Clocks and watches were viewed as mirrors and agents of cultural change.  The exhibition  examined the economic and social factors that gave clocks primacy over  sundials; explored the conflicts between personal and public time; and investigated the colonization of time. 

Schechner was a researcher assisting Smithsonian curator, Carlene Stephens.


See also: 1990s