Is it really “all about that bass?” What about the guitar? Spend the evening thinking about how instruments have played a pivotal role in the ever-changing world of popular music. Explore the MFA’s collection of musical instruments by listening to and discussing how these functional objects have shaped music history.
Jayme Kurland, curatorial research fellow, Musical Instruments
Above: John D'Angelico, Arch-top guitar (New Yorker model), 1954. 1998.62. Maple, spruce, ebony, ivory, mother-of-pearl, plastic, steel, brass, nickel silver. John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, and Harriet Otis Cruft Fund.