Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Various Locations
Free with Museum Admission

It's the MFA like you've never seen—or heard—it before! The Museum’s musical instrument collection comes to life and fills the galleries with spectacular sound during this evening of free performances. Wander the Museum, drop in to different galleries, and discover music from all over the world—much of it played on instruments from the collection. Performances take place in galleries relating to the eras and cultures of the instruments, creating an immersive experience you don’t want to miss.

Upper Rotunda
Instruments: American flutes
Performers: Peter H. Bloom and Carol Hunt Epple

Sharf Visitor Center
Instruments: American harmonica and arch-top guitar
Performers: Mike Turk and Mark White

Gallery LG34: Native North American Art
Instruments: Native North American flutes
Performers: Steve Bliven and George Penedo

Gallery 110: Ancient Near East
Instrument: Turkish kanun
Performer: Panagiotis Aivazidis

Gallery 168: Contemporary Art
Instruments: American electric violin, bass, and guitar
Performers: Mimi Rabson, Dave Clark, and Norman Zocher

Gallery 142: 18th-Century Europe
Instruments: Austrian lute and French guitar
Performer: Olav Chris Henriksen

Gallery 171: African Art
Instruments: Malian kora and djembe
Performers: Yacouba Diabaté and Sidy Maiga

Gallery 246 18th-Century Europe
Instrument: Austrian grand piano
Performers: Handel and Haydn Society (Ian Watson, Guy Fishman, and Susanna Ogata)

Gallery 278C: Japanese Buddhist Sculpture
Instrument: Japanese shamisen
Performer: Sumie Kaneko

Gallery 237: American Folk Art
Instruments: American banjos and violins
Performers: Tui (Jake Blount and Libby Weitnauer)


465 Bar and Restaurant in the Linde Family Wing and the New American Café in the Shapiro Family Courtyard seat visitors until 8:30 pm on the evening of Art in Tune.

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Past Dates and Times

Thursday, November 14, 2019


Art in Tune is sponsored by the Scully Family Foundation.