Design Museum of Chicago at Expo 72

72 E. Randolph St. • FREE Admission

DCASE Homepage  >  Events  >  Design Museum of Chicago


The Correct Time

July 16 – October 3, 2022


Time is curious. We cannot see, touch, or taste it, yet we experience it through the motion of the sun, reverberation in music, and the changing of seasons. We measure time obsessively, and make it visible through the design of clocks, which convey graphic and information design through form, color, shape, lines, and typography. Clocks also demonstrate personality, foster innovation, and can even highlight power dynamics. Another curious thing about time is that it only moves one direction, forward. This exhibition serves as a reminder that despite our differences, time is one of the things that unites us all.

The Correct Time expands upon an artwork initiated in 1989 by Barbara Koenen collecting 720 donated broken clocks, one for each minute in 12 hours, because even a broken clock is right twice a day!

For more information, visit the website at



Stay Connected

Visit us:

Admission is FREE
Daily, 11am–6pm
(Closed Holidays)

Find us:

Design Museum of Chicago
72 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601


Nearby parking garages are located at Grant Park North Garage (25 N. Michigan Ave.), Grant Park South Garage (325 S. Michigan Ave.) and Millennium Park Garage & Millennium Lakeside Garage (5 S. Columbus Dr.).

Pay in person at each garage location or pre-pay online for discounted parking. Visit or call 312.616.0600 for 24/7 customer service.

Public Transportation:


Take CTA to Expo 72

From the elevated lines: exit at Washington/Wabash and walk east.

From the subway: exit at Lake (Red Line) or Washington (Blue Line) and walk east.

Served by Michigan Avenue buses 3, 4, 19, 20, 26, 60, 66, 124, 143, 147, 151, 157 and Washington St. buses 4, J14, 20, 56, 66, 147.

For travel information, visit For fare information or to purchase fares in advance, visit