Signature Events bring MIM’s galleries to life through extraordinary cultural and celebratory experiences.
Signature Events bring the museum’s galleries to life by immersing guests in culture and community. These family-friendly weekend programs offer a variety of engaging activities such as live musical and dance performances, hands-on activities, curator talks, film screenings, workshops, storytelling, and more. MIM invites guests of all ages to celebrate the world’s diverse music and cultures, popular music genres, and iconic musicians through these exciting year-round events.
These one-of-a-kind events immerse guests in diverse music and cultures from around the globe. With each one focused on a different country or geographic region, guests experience live musical and dance performances, hands-on activities, and more!
Celebrate influential and inspiring artists who are known as icons of the musical world! Each program puts the spotlight on artists from MIM’s galleries, showcasing them through engaging activities such as film screenings, musical performances, and curator talks.
All Signature Events are included with paid museum admission and free for members.
MUSICAL ICONS: JOHNNY CASH AND JUNE CARTER
June 22 & 23
Celebrate the lives of American musical icons Johnny Cash and June Carter on her 90th birthday. Play the autoharp at family-friendly folk-music workshops, watch a screening of The Johnny Cash Show, and enjoy live performances of Johnny and June classics.
July 13 & 14
Experience the joie de vivre of French culture with the whole family this Bastille Day with lively manouche jazz and saxophone performances, screenings of Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and an instrument craft for kids.
MUSICAL ICON: ELVIS
August 10 & 11
Start off Elvis Week with a closer look at the legacy of the “King of Rock and Roll.” Come and listen to special talks about Elvis Presley’s music and watch an iconic Elvis movie before visiting the Elvis Presley exhibit in MIM’s Artist Gallery.
August 31 & September 1
Experience the depth of India’s performing-arts culture. With vibrant musical and dance performances, participatory workshops, and Curator Talks, MIM presents the ragas and talas at the heart of Indian culture.
CELEBRATE ROCK AND ROLL
September 14 & 15
Get ready to rock at MIM! Don’t miss the closing weekend of The Electric Guitar and MIM’s new Signature Event celebrating the musical genre that shaped popular culture around the world.
October 26 & 27
Let MIM transport you to Japan. Discover amazing Japanese musical traditions, such a gagaku and taiko drumming; explore the Japan exhibits in MIM’s Asia Gallery; and enjoy a Japanese-inspired menu at Café Allegro.
’TIS THE SEASON: HOLIDAYS AT MIM
December 14 & 15
MIM will transform into a musical “Winter Wonderland” with seasonal songs and musical traditions from around the world. Don’t miss this merry event to end the year.
Programming is subject to change.