I think these instruments at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix qualify as sculpture:
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Found at the Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, Arizona:
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In April, my daughter, Carly, visited from Brooklyn, New York. She mentioned she’d like to go to the MIM.
The Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix is one of my favorite places in the world. I’ve been there at least five times since in opened in 2010. I’ve written other posts about The MIM.
Here are some of the sights we saw on our visit (click on the smaller pictures to enlarge and reveal captions):
The mariachi exhibit:
A tapa from Oceania, a textile made from the bark of the paper mulberry tree:
Grand piano made for Czar Nicholas I of Russia:
Pretty cool, huh?
What about you? Have you been to MIM, or to another musical instrument museum? (I know there’s another in Paris, and maybe elsewhere.) Share in the comments below.
Sorry, it’s a little blurry, but that raises the creepiness factor. This is a mechanical clown in the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona.
I hereby submit it for my entry in Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge.
You might know that the MIM is one of my favorite places on earth. (See previous posts about the MIM here, here, and here.) A world-class museum located in Phoenix, it contains an extensive collection of thousands of instruments. So when my brother Bill visited from New Jersey last month, I made sure I took him to the MIM.
Here are some of the things we saw:
Instruments from Africa, some with exquisite carving (click on any to scroll through enlargements and see my captions):
And the Middle East:
We also saw lots of xylophones, but I used those pictures for a post on April 28, 2016.
We didn’t even get to Europe and North and South America. Oh, well, Bill. You’ll have to visit again so we can see the rest of the museum.
My brother and I are rocking out in the Experience Gallery:
This gallery contains 40 photos.
Here are some of the many photographs I’ve taken at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix AZ. For more about the Musical Instrument Museum, see MIMeography.
This piece was first posted on Doing Life Together. On Saturday, I’ll post a slideshow of photographs I’ve taken at the MIM.
If you are ever in the Phoenix, Arizona area, I recommend you spend a few hours at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM). This world-class cultural center will delight your senses. I’ve gone five times, and I look forward to going again. The MIM was founded by Robert J. Ulrich, former CEO and chairman emeritus of Target Corporation.
The MIM opened in April, 2010. Although the building is relatively new, its organic style makes it seem like it’s been there forever. That was intentional. Architect Rich Varda designed it to evoke the topography of the Southwest. Indian sandstone is the primary element on the building’s façade. Patterns on the floors, walls, and ceilings suggest the geological striations of the Arizona landscape. The museum encompasses 200,000 square feet on two floors.
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