BISR Docent: Art, Sound, and Musical Instruments

From engraved clavichord cases to curvaceous guitar bodies, musical instruments are designed almost as much for looks as they are for sound. In our second session of BISR Docent, Rebecca Ariel Porte will take us on a tour of the musical instrument rooms of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum, reflecting on the evolution of different instruments, their aesthetics as objets d’art, and their varied historical and social usage. How can we understand instruments not merely as makers of sound, but also as cultural objects?

BISR Docent: Musical Instruments takes place Sunday, November 15th and is free to attend (via Zoom). Space is limited. Please RSVP below.

Event Schedule

Sunday, 7:00pm EST
November 15, 2020


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