St. Louis, A Musical Gateway: Africa
The second in a series that celebrates St. Louis’ multicultural communities, this exhibit features rare and beautiful African instruments drawn from The Sheldon’s Hartenberger World Music Collection. The product of a long aesthetic evolution, the rich tradition of African music is grounded in the function of preserving and passing on cultural histories. This exhibit features instruments from West Africa, Middle, South and Southeast Africa. A third gallery of instruments is added to the exhibit in January, featuring instruments from Horn of Africa, Northern Africa and Egypt.
Gallery Talk: Tuesday, March 31 at 6 p.m.
Curator Dr. Aurelia Hartenberger will speak on the new instruments exhibit. Admission free, reservations suggested but not required. Contact Paula Lincoln at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-533-9900 x37.