Art in Tune at MFA Boston @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston [16 November]

Art in Tune at MFA Boston

18:00 - 20:00

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston's Musical Instrument Collection was founded in 1917—celebrate this centennial milestone in an evening of special drop-in musical performances all over the MFA!

The event is free with Museum admission.

Hear music throughout the galleries, from the fanfare played on 19th-century trumpets greeting visitors on the Grand Staircase to a strolling accordionist, all played on musical instruments from the collection. Nine performances take place in galleries relating to the instruments:

• Nancy Hurrell playing the portable Irish harp and English dital harp (about 1820) in the English Regency Gallery

• Peter H. Bloom and Olav Chris Henriksen playing French flutes and guitars (19th century) in the 19th-Century European Paintings Gallery

• Brian Clague, Jayme Kurland and Javier Caballero playing the New England violin, viola and cello (early 1800s) in The New Nation Gallery

• Mimi Rabson and Norman Zocher playing the electric violin (1936) and electric lap steel guitar (about 1950) in the American Modernism Gallery

• George Ruckert and Jerry Leake playing the Indian sarod (lute), tabla (drums) and tambura (drone) (about 1970) in the South Asia Gallery

• Kevin Zhen playing the Chinese pipa (lute) (1891) in the Chinese Furniture Gallery

• Malcolm Barsamian playing the Turkish oud (1899) in the Ancient Near East Gallery

• Beth Bahia Cohen and Vasileios Kostas playing the Greek lyra (fiddle) (1981) and laouto (lute) (2012) in the Ancient Greece Gallery

• Peter Sykes playing the French harpsichord (1736), English piano (1796) and German clavichord (1796) in the Musical Instruments Gallery

• Cory Pesaturo playing accordions (1930s–1970s) in the Sharf Visitor Center, Shapiro Family Courtyard and Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art

• Chris Belluscio, Paul Perfetti and Robin Pyle playing three English natural trumpets (mid-19th century) on the Grand Staircase
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