Signature Events establish MIM as a center of culture and community by introducing guests to the museum and its collection through large-scale events such as Experience Cultural Programs, holiday offerings, events honoring musical icons, special exhibition programs, and more.
EXPERIENCE CULTURAL PROGRAMS
These one-of-a-kind events immerse guests in diverse music and cultures from around the globe. With each one focused on a different country or geographic region, guests experience live musical and dance performances, hands-on activities, and more!
MUSICAL ICON EVENTS
Celebrate influential and inspiring artists who are known as icons of the musical world! Each program puts the spotlight on artists from MIM’s galleries, showcasing them through engaging activities such as film screenings, curator talks, and MIMQuiz trivia games.
UPCOMING 2017 SIGNATURE EVENTS
All Signature Events are included with paid museum admission and free for members.
Tickets for Ancient Musical Treasures from Central China: Harmony of the Ancients from the Henan Museum are $7 with paid museum admission or $10 for the exhibition only.
OPENING WEEKEND OF ANCIENT MUSICAL TREASURES FROM CENTRAL CHINA: HARMONY OF THE ANCIENTS FROM THE HENAN MUSEUM
Friday, November 10, Saturday, November 11, and Sunday, November 12
Explore the musical world of ancient China at MIM! Join us as we celebrate the opening of our new special exhibition, Ancient Musical Treasures from Central China: Harmony of the Ancients from the Henan Museum. Experience pop-up performances of Chinese traditional music by guest artists, including internationally celebrated pipa virtuosa Wu Man and members of the Huaxia Orchestra from the Henan Museum. Get a chance to play replicas of some of the instruments on display, enjoy a special lecture and performance by renowned qin scholar John Thompson, and while you’re here, be sure to spend some time visiting the special exhibition—you won’t want to miss it!
Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3
Join MIM for a celebration of the music and culture of Scandinavia! Explore the vibrant musical traditions of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, and Finland—just in time for Finland’s centennial this year. See musical and dance performances, participate in an instrument-making craft and dance workshops, listen to Culture Talks, and more.
’TIS THE SEASON: HOLIDAYS AT MIM
Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17
Celebrate the holidays at MIM! Join us for our annual holiday program featuring musical performances, hands-on activities, music-making workshops, Café Allegro’s special menu, shopping at the Museum Store, face painting, and more.