Signature Events establish MIM as a center of culture and community by introducing guests to the museum and its collection through large-scale events such as Experience Cultural Programs, holiday offerings, events honoring musical icons, special exhibition programs, and more.
EXPERIENCE CULTURAL PROGRAMS
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!
MUSICAL ICON EVENTS
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, curator talks, and MIMQuiz trivia games.
UPCOMING 2017 SIGNATURE EVENTS
All Signature Events are included with paid museum admission and free for members.
Tickets for Ancient Musical Treasures from Central China: Harmony of the Ancients from the Henan Museum are $7 with paid museum admission or $10 for the exhibition only.
MUSICAL ICON: JOHN LENNON
Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8
Come and join MIM for our third annual celebration of the life of the legendary John Lennon. Enjoy a special weekend of Curator Talks, film screenings, and trivia contests commemorating Lennon’s legacy of peace and love.
OPENING WEEKEND OF ANCIENT MUSICAL TREASURES FROM CENTRAL CHINA: HARMONY OF THE ANCIENTS FROM THE HENAN MUSEUM
Friday, November 10, Saturday, November 11, and Sunday, November 12
Explore the musical world of ancient China at MIM! Join us as we celebrate the opening of our new special exhibition, Ancient Musical Treasures from Central China: Harmony of the Ancients from the Henan Museum. Experience pop-up performances of Chinese traditional music by guest artists, including pipa virtuosa Wu Man and members of the Huaxia Orchestra from the Henan Museum. Get a chance to play replicas of some of the instruments on display, enjoy a special lecture and performance by renowned qin scholar John Thompson, and while you’re here, be sure to spend some time visiting the special exhibition–you won’t want to miss it!
Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3
Take in the rich history of Scandinavian music and culture at MIM! Join us for a celebration of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, and Finland. Delight in musical performances, traditional dances, a regionally inspired menu in the café, hands-on crafts, and much more.
’TIS THE SEASON: HOLIDAYS AT MIM
Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17
Celebrate the holidays at MIM! Join us for our annual holiday program featuring musical performances and holiday-themed activities. The weekend will also highlight a special menu at Café Allegro, gifts for purchase in the Museum Store, face painting, and so much more.