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From Earliest Imagination to Musical Revolution, the Story of the Electric Guitar Comes to Life at MIM
Opening on November 9, the Musical Instrument Museum’s (MIM) newest exhibition, The Electric Guitar: Inventing an American Icon, shares the untold story of the invention of the electric guitar, an instrument that revolutionized music and popular culture forever. . . .
MIM Music Theater Announces Fall 2018 Concert Series
The MIM Music Theater proudly announces its Fall 2018 Concert Series, which includes more than fifty concerts from September through December, spanning multiple musical genres across the globe. . . .
MIM Offers Teachers Free Admission during July’s Educator Appreciation Month
For the month of July, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is thanking teachers for their dedication to students in the community during its Educator Appreciation Month. From July 1 to 31, prekindergarten through 12th-grade educators, school and district administrators, principals, registered student teachers, and homeschool educators with a school ID, fingerprint clearance card, or affidavit of intent can receive free general museum admission. . . .
MIM Acquires Collection from Henkin Estate, an Instrument Manufacturing Industry Leader
The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) recently acquired fourteen woodwind and brass instruments from the estate of Daniel and Mary (Hisako) Henkin of Elkhart, Indiana. In 1980, Daniel J. Henkin was credited with leading a new era of instrument manufacturing in Elkhart when he purchased C. G. Conn, Ltd. At the time, this was reportedly the biggest sale to an individual in the music industry. The Conn company was founded there in 1876 and later became famous as the world’s largest band instrument manufacturer. In addition to Conn, Henkin owned established brands such as Slingerland, King, Gemeinhardt, Artley, Deagan, Armstrong, and many others. . . .
MIM Music Theater Announces Winter/Spring 2018 Concert Series
The MIM Music Theater proudly announces its Winter/Spring 2018 Concert Series, sponsored in part by Sanderson Lincoln. The series includes more than fifty concerts from January through April, spanning multiple genres from across the globe. . . .
Herrera Elementary School Students Display Ofrendas Exhibition at MIM
To celebrate Día de los Muertos, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) and the Silvestre S. Herrera School for the Fine Arts and Dual Language in Phoenix are collaborating on Ofrendas (offerings), a student exhibition to honor musicians and composers of the past. The artwork will be created by nearly fifty third and sixth graders from the Herrera elementary school and will be on display at MIM from Saturday, October 28, to Sunday, November 26. . . .
MIM Presents Musical Treasures Spanning 9,000 Years of Chinese History in New Exhibition
Beginning November 10, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) will showcase extraordinary musical and archaeological treasures spanning nine thousand years of Chinese music and history with its one-of-a-kind exhibition Ancient Musical Treasures from Central China: Harmony of the Ancients from the Henan Museum. . . .
Music, Science, and Innovation Take Center Stage in MIM’s New Gallery
This fall, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) presents the STEM Gallery, a new, innovative space that explores the important connections between music and science. . . .
MIM Receives Grant from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) was recently awarded a $150,000 grant by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust to build additional museum space for young children to explore and interact with musical instruments. . . .
MIM to Host Special Exhibition Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces Opening Nov. 5
This November the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) celebrates the unparalleled combination of imagination and artistry in inlaid guitars. Guitars are an iconic part of music history and will make their mark again with this never-before-seen special exhibition that showcases more than thirty exquisite instruments. MIM is the only location in the world hosting this exhibition. . . .
Come “Walk the Line” on June 25 for Musical Icons: Johnny Cash and June Carter
Wear black and celebrate the lives of Johnny Cash and June Carter at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) on June 25. For the first time, MIM is dedicating an entire day to the legacies of “The First Family” of Country Music with a curatorial talk, an instrument spotlight, a themed menu at Café Allegro, a MIMQuiz with prizes, and more. . . .
Concert by Award-Winning Actress-Singer Gloria Reuben With GRAMMY-Winning Producer Marty Ashby
Enjoy a night of smooth jazz with actress-singer Gloria Reuben and GRAMMY-winning producer and legendary guitarist Marty Ashby on June 10 at the Musical Instrument Museum’s (MIM) Music Theater. . . .
Celebrate all things Italian during the final weekend of “Stradivarius: Origins and Legacy of the Greatest Violin Maker” June 4 & 5
The time has come for the Musical Instrument Museum’s (MIM) one-of-a-kind exhibition “Stradivarius: Origins and Legacy of the Greatest Violin Maker” to close and MIM is ending the exhibition with an exciting cadenza! . . .
Fifth Annual Educator Appreciation Month at MIM
For the fifth consecutive year, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) will host its Educator Appreciation Month. Throughout July, educators can beat the heat and receive free museum admission to learn how to incorporate arts into their curriculum and understand what resources MIM has to offer. . . .
Spice Up Your Weekend at MIM’s Experience India April 16 & 17
Immerse yourself in East Indian music and culture at the Musical Instrument Museum’s (MIM) fourth annual “Experience India” event on April 16 and 17! Come to MIM and enjoy musical and dance performances and hands-on activities; try henna body art; and purchase delicious India-inspired food items at Café Allegro. . . .
Rediscover Cuba at the Musical Instrument Museum
As part of its five-year anniversary celebration, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) will expand its Cuban instrument display, making the collection one of the largest and most diverse assemblage of Cuban instruments and artifacts in the nation. . . .
Erin Kennedy, Communications Specialist, MIM