Marking the true end of the second millennium, Tempus Fugit: Time Flies was a three-part exhibition examining time as both natural phenomenon and cultural idea in works of art dating from 900 BCE to the present.
Divided among 20th-century Time, World Times and Conservation Time, the exhibition allowed visitors to experience the movement of time and discover the different ways time is viewed around the world.
The exhibition was organized by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. This Project was supported, in part, by a Presidential Millennium Projects grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Financial assistance was provided by the Campbell-Calvin Fund. Additional funding was provided by Taste for Art 2000, the Missouri Arts Council and H&R Block, Inc.
The online exhibition Tempus Fugit:Time Flies is adapted from the original exhibition organized by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Featuring parts II and III of the original exhibition, its focus is on works in the museum's collection. Support for this online exhibition was provided by a Presidential Millennium Projects grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Image: Mariko Mori, Japanese (b. 1967). Miko no Inori (The Shaman’Girl’s Prayer), 1996. Still from a video. Deitch Projects, New York, and Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo.