Musical Instruments

View musical instruments from around the world, ranging from ancient times to the late twentieth century. The Museum is home to over 1,100 instruments, including many European and American examples, as well as numerous pieces from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas. Museum visitors can enjoy and learn about the instrument collection not only through exhibitions, but also by way of talks, live demonstrations, concerts, publications, and recorded audio samples.


Curators Circle

A unique opportunity for upper level members to take a deep dive into the collections. Join Curators Circle: Musical Instruments for a year of collection-focused programming with curators and experts.

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