On View

Nov 17, 2012 - Jul 28, 2013

Curated By

Rob Sidner

Drawn from the collection of Mingei International Museum and other institutional and private collections, this exhibition draws the eye to the art of music making, sharing the beautiful form and design details of musical instruments, bells, gongs, rattles, whistles and noisemakers from cultures across the world. Visitors moving through the exhibition will also be able to listen to recordings of a number of exotic instruments.

On February 17, 2013 there will be a chamber ensemble performance to blend visual and performing arts. On March 2, 2013 the museum will host a drum, dance, and vocal workshops alongside WorldBeat Cultural Center. On March 28, 2013 the museum will take part in an excursions to the Taylor Guitar factory in El Cajon and the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad.