The Knoxville Museum of Art Presents Dynamic Exhibition Design by Time

May 3, 2019

April 25, 2019 (Knoxville, TN) –  The Knoxville Museum of Art presents Design by Time May 10-August 4, 2019.  This groundbreaking design exhibition bring together works from the U.S. and abroad that express the notion of the dynamic passage of time in textiles, carpets, ceramics, lighting fixtures, vessels, clocks, and furniture.

The twenty-two studios and designers represented in the exhibition all incorporate markers of time’s passage: seasons and growth cycles, the orbiting sun, chemistry, and physical forces (magnetism, crystallization, and tides).  Where the shape and form of most designed objects is intended to communicate their physical presence, the creation of objects that express the dynamic passage of time offers a counterpoint, a visual expression of life itself.

Design by Time is organized by the Department of Exhibitions, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, and is curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2 curatorsquared.

Presenting sponsor is the Rogers Foundation. Additional sponsorship includes The Guild of the KMA, Ann & Steve Bailey, Annie & David Colquitt, Lexus of Knoxville, Crissy & Bill Haslam, June & Rob Heller, and The Trust Company of Tennessee.

The Knoxville Museum of Art
The Knoxville Museum of Art celebrates the art and artists of East Tennessee, presents new art and new ideas, serves and educates diverse audiences, and enhances Knoxville’s quality of life. The museum is located in downtown Knoxville at 1050 World’s Fair Park and is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 10am–5pm, and Sunday 1pm-5pm. Admission and parking are free. For more information, contact Angela Thomas at 865.934.2034 or visit