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10.13.2017 | The World of Spectacular Strings | Free

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 28, 2018

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until April 28, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until April 28, 2018

Categories: Historical, Music, Visual Arts


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Drawn from The Sheldon’s Hartenberger World Music Collection, this exhibit features over 100 unique stringed instruments from around the world including Europe, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia. Instruments from the United States include a rare double bass and violin made from matchsticks, a harpsichord owned by former St. Louis resident comedienne Phyllis Diller, a Gibson guitar signed by B.B. King, and a special edition KISS logo Gene Simmons “Axe” bass.

Gallery Talk: Tuesday, December 12 at 6 p.m.
Exhibit curator Dr. Aurelia Hartenberger takes participants on a journey through the history of stringed instruments. Admission free, but reservations are required. Contact Paula Lincoln at plincoln@thesheldon.org or 314-533-9900 x37.

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