American Clocks at the Museum

of Fine Arts, Boston

by Dennis Carr

Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Art of the Americas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Dennis Carr is the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture in Art of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  He was a co-curator of the MFA’s 53-gallery Art of the Americas Wing and a contributing author to the books A New World Imagined: Art of the Americas (MFA, 2010), Painting a Map of Sixteenth-Century Mexico City: Land, Writing, and Native Rule (Yale University Press, 2012), Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia (MFA, 2015), and Art and Industry: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650—1830 (Yale, 2016).  He holds graduate degrees from Yale University in the History of Art and the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture.  He recently organized the critically acclaimed exhibition at the MFA, “Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia,” and is now at work contributing to a forthcoming study of clockmaker William Claggett, titled Claggett: Newport’s Illustrious Clockmakers, being published by Winterthur.