Celebrate music’s most influential artists.

In every time and place, there are musicians whose art deeply touches the lives of many. MIM’s Artist Gallery highlights these personalities with ever-changing exhibits that span sound, style, and era. Through generous partnerships, MIM features historic instruments owned, played, and loved by the musicians who have created a shared soundtrack to our lives for generations.

Nearly 40 displays showcase instruments and artifacts from some of the greatest musicians in the world. See and hear instruments played by icons such as Elvis Presley®, Tito Puente, the Carter Family and Johnny Cash, Roberta Flack, Glen Campbell, Joan Baez, Maroon 5, and many others.

Watch | The Electric Guitar: George Benson

Hear Grammy-winning jazz guitarist George Benson play his guitar hero Charlie Christian’s 1940 Gibson ES-250.

Gallery Display List

Al Aarons
Al Di Meola
Alvino Rey
Andy Summers
Black Eyed Peas
Buddy Rich
Celia Cruz
Clara Rockmore
CMA Awards
Dick Dale
Duane Eddy
Elvis Presley®
George Benson
Glen Campbell

Golden West Singers
Jake Shimabukuro
Joey DeFrancesco
John Denver
Johnny Cash
King Sunny Adé
Kronos Quartet
Leonard Bernstein
Mahmoud Effat
Maroon 5
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Olympic Drum
Pablo Casals
Rafael Méndez

Randy Bachman
Ravi Shankar
Roberta Flack
Roy Orbison
Stevie Ray Vaughan
The Carter Family
The Wailers
Tito Puente
Woodstock: Carlos Santana, Doug Clifford, Joan Baez, John Sebastian, and The Who
Wu Man

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