Party! at The Met Museum

Spring arrived and The Met Museum celebrated the re-opening of The André Mertens Galleries for Musical Instruments. At the entrance, a chosen few are suspended in a glass case, lit naturally.

Conch shell at entrance to André Mertens Galleries for Musical Instruments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ceramic horn from late 18th, early 19th century
Archtop guitar, “Spring,” from The Four Seasons by John Monteleone, 2004

Deeper in the galleries, the light is lower.

This guitar and its three siblings starred in a special exhibit and concert featuring New York makers, a few years ago. I am happy to see it again.

Scroll to the next post, click and enjoy an informative, fun video tour. Hosts are Bradley Strauchen-Scherer and Jayson Kerr Dobney of Musical Instruments. They know the instruments and tell their stories.

Congratulations to my friend Marian Eines for her long run on the MI staff. Besides re-opening the gallery, the elegant party marked Marian’s retirement.

Celebrating the Re-Opening of The André Martens Galleries for Musical Instruments, The Met Museum, March 21, 2018

Photos taken on my iPhone 6S. Soon I hope to learn how to post photos in two columns.

 

 

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