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Colin Pearson from the Musical Instrument Museum will offer insights into their newest exhibition, Ancient Musical Treasures from Central China: Harmony of the Ancients from the Henan Museum.  The exhibition explores the harmony between music and people and between heaven and earth through extremely rare instruments and works of art spanning nearly 9,000 years of Chinese musical history.  Colin draws upon the field of ethnomusicology to interpret culture and history through the beauty of music.

Speaker: Colin Pearson, Musical Instrument Museum curator for Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East

This event is free with museum admission.

After the talk, please join us for a no-host lunch in Palette, the Museum café. A gift card for the cost of the lunch ($18 including tax and tip) can be purchased in the Museum gift shop.

Image: Bronze “divine beast” drum stand, Spring and Autumn period, 770 – 476 BCE. Henan Museum.