Lovers of all types of music will appreciate these galleries at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. After a two-year renovation period, the André Mertens musical instrument galleries have reopened to the public.
Spanning five galleries, the collection is home to various types of instruments from across the span of history. String, brass, and percussion instruments will be on view at the permanent exhibit. In fact, The Met is home to one of the world’s most diverse and important collections of musical instruments with more than five thousand examples from six continents. You can read more about the instruments here.
According to the museum’s president,
“Nearly two years in the making, the reopening of our Musical Instruments galleries has resulted in a new, more insightful narrative for our visitors that draws on and reflects the unique strengths of the Museum’s musical instruments collection – one of the world’s most important and diverse collections presenting a comprehensive perspective on global music.”
The curator in charge of the Musical Instruments Gallery Jayson Kerr Dobney says,
“Music is a universal art form, and it is our hope that the new presentation will encourage visitors to think about its presence in every aspect of the human experience.”
Music lovers of all types (even if it’s not classical or jazz) can appreciate a well made instrument and the examples on display are one of a kind. Check out the Met Museum website for hours and tickets.
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