Celebrate the MFA’s beloved musical instrument collection in an evening of special drop-in musical performances all over the Museum! Hear music throughout the galleries, from duets played on early French horns on the Huntington staircase to a modern quintet of electric violins, viola, cello, and bass in the Linde Wing for Contemporary Art. More than 20 musicians present music from around the world in galleries relating to the era and culture of the instruments, many of which are from the Museum’s collection. Discover the joy and beauty of music at the MFA’s Art in Tune.

Huntington Staircase
Instruments: French orchestral horns
Performers: Elisabeth Axtell and John Aubrey

Sharf Visitor Center
Instrument: Irish bagpipes
Performer: Joey Abarta

Gallery LG33: Central America and the Andes
Instrument: Peruvian charango
Performer: Héctor Martínez Morales

Gallery 103: Musical Instruments
Instrument: English grand piano
Performers: Sylvia Berry, Julia McKenzie, and Rebecca Shaw

Gallery 133: The New Nation
Instruments: American brasswinds
Performers: Chris Belluscio and Anastasia Seifetdinova

Gallery 142: 18th-Century Europe
Instruments: French hurdy-gurdies
Performers: Donald and Anicét Heller

Gallery 171: African Art
Instrument: Zimbabwean mbira
Performer: Solomon Murungu

Gallery 176: South and Southeast Asia
Instruments: Javanese gamelan lengkap
Performers: Gamelan Laras Tentrem

Gallery 213: Ancient Rome
Instrument: Greek kithara
Performers: The Call of Kinnaru

Gallery 255: Impressionism
Instrument: French pedal harp
Performer: Nancy Hurrell

Gallery 263: Contemporary Art
Instruments: American electric string quintet
Performers: Berklee String Quintet

Dining

The New American Café in the Shapiro Family Courtyard seats visitors until 8:30 pm on the evening of Art in Tune.


Sponsors

Art in Tune is sponsored by the Scully Family Foundation.