'Things Come Apart' at the History Center takes a look at the inner workings of everyday objects


  • Todd McLellan
What’s on the inside matters, right? That’s the rule of thumb for most folks, at least on a personal level. But what about everyday devices like our phones – what’s inside of our most run-of-the-mill contraptions? Things Come Apart – the Smithsonian Institute’s exhibit that features the works of photographer and tinkerer Todd McLellan – attempts to answer that question with its cleverly displayed assortment of disassembled objects, from a smartphone to a baby grand piano to the tick, tick, ticking components of a grandfather clock. Think of it like this: It’s the deepest possible look at the most common and mundane.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 | through May 6 | Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd. | 407-836-8500 | thehistorycenter.org | $8