The power of music across 6,000 years of history

Exhibition Opening November 12, 2021

MIM’s newest exhibition, Treasures: Legendary Musical Instruments, celebrates some of the world’s most notable musical moments, performance traditions, and musical instrument developments. Eighty exceptional instruments fill the Target Gallery, including some of the finest from MIM’s collection and more than twenty loans from renowned museums, private collections, and musicians around the world.

Exhibition Trailer

Instruments with extraordinary pasts come together to share the story of music like never before.

Witness humanity’s enduring creativity and inventiveness expressed through music—exclusively at MIM.

In partnership with

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Ethnic Art and Culture Limited, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, Michigan
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

Museu de la Música de Barcelona, Spain
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
National Music Museum, Vermillion, South Dakota
Penn Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A catalog for the exhibition will be available for purchase starting November 12, 2021 at the Museum Store or online at theMIMstore.org.

Thank you to our generous donors

Presenting sponsor U.S. Bank

Sponsored by John & Joan D’Addario Foundation and John & Mary Ann Mangels

Supported by Christine Lindley, Carolyn & John Friedman, Babette & Richard Burns, Jane & John Guild, Marcia & Jim Lowman, and Ann Phillips