• DEC 21 to JAN 21
    Solo Exhibition
    The Clock


    • Solo Exhibition
    • Contemporary
    • Emerging Artists

    Dates and Opening hours

    DEC 21, 2012 to JAN 21, 2013

    Continuous screenings: Friday, January 4, 10:30 a.m.–Sunday, January 6, 5:30 p.m. Friday, January 11, 10:30 a.m.–Sunday, January 13, 5:30 p.m. Friday, January 18, 10:30 a.m.–Sunday, January 20, 5:30 p.m.

    Event Location

    MoMA - Museum of Modern Art

    New York City
    United States


    Winner of the Golden Lion award at the 2011 Venice Biennale, Christian Marclay's The Clock is a cinematic tour de force that unfolds on the screen in real time through thousands of film excerpts that form a 24-hour montage. Appropriated from the last 100 years of cinema’s rich history, the film clips chronicle the hours and minutes of the 24-hour period, often by displaying a watch or clock. The Clock incorporates scenes of everything from car chases and board rooms to emergency wards, bank heists, trysts, and high-noon shootouts.

    Screening during regular Museum hours
    Christian Marclay—The Clock is on view in the Museum’s Contemporary Galleries during regular hours throughout its run, and is free with Museum admission. Admission to the installation is on a first-come, first-served basis, with no time limits for viewers. Demand for The Clock is expected to be high; please expect significant wait times.

    Please note that during Member Early Viewing Hours, this exhibition is not open to the general public until 10:30 a.m.

    Admission during regular Museum hours is: Adults $25; seniors (65 and over) $18; students (full-time with current ID) $14; children (16 and under) free. Members get in free.

    24-Hour Screenings
    On December 31, MoMA presents a special New Year’s Eve showing of The Clock in its entirety, which is the first opportunity for the public to view all 24 hours of the piece at MoMA. The Clock will go on view at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 31, and will run continuously until 5:30 p.m. on January 1. In conjunction with this showing, the Museum’s Cafe 2 restaurant offers a special menu of wines, cheeses, salumi, and desserts on New Year's Eve from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., along with an all-night espresso bar.

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