The Target Gallery complements the museum’s permanent collection with exciting and informative traveling shows, special engagements, and changing exhibitions. Explore unique displays that will enrich your musical journey while fostering an appreciation for music culture around the world. MIM is grateful to the Target Corporation for its generous contribution in making this gallery possible.
Opening November 2014
Beyond the Beat: Drums of the World will explore the immeasurable cultural and historical significance of drums around the world through the presentation of dozens of drums of all shapes, sizes, materials, and uses from Asia, Oceania, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. The collection will be accompanied by dozens of videos, photographs, and other multimedia content selected by our curators from sources around the globe. This unique exhibition and its accompanying catalog will also highlight themes ranging from varieties of drum construction and performance techniques to differing concepts of rhythm in Asia, Africa, and the Americas as well as the role of drums in rituals, military events, and even systems of nonverbal communication.
Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power
Oct. 2013–Apr. 2014