MIM Press Releases

Welcome to the Press Room for MIM, the world’s only global Musical Instrument Museum®. This is your source for press releases, fact sheets, images, and other information related to this exciting new museum in Phoenix.

January 2020

Celebrating 10 Years of MIM
In just 10 years, millions of guests have experienced the universal power of music at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM). Throughout 2020, MIM will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with family-friendly Signature Events, special anniversary celebrations, and Global Masters concerts. . . .

December 2019

The MIM Music Theater Announces Winter/Spring 2020 Concert Series
The MIM Music Theater proudly announces its Winter/Spring 2020 Concert Series, with tickets on sale to the public on December 12 at 10:00 a.m. The new series, running from January through May, includes more than thirty-five concerts spanning multiple genres across the globe. . . .

October 2019

The Stunning Masks and Vibrant Music of the Congo Take Center Stage in MIM’s New Exhibition
Beginning on November 8, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) will offer a glimpse into the dramatic and lively masquerade traditions of Central Africa at its newest exhibition Congo Masks and Music: Masterpieces from Central Africa, presented by U.S. Bank. . . .

July 2019

MIM Music Theater Announces Fall 2019 Concert Series
The MIM Music Theater proudly announces its Fall 2019 Concert Series, with tickets on sale to the public starting on August 8 at 10:00 a.m. The new series, running from September through January, includes thirty concerts spanning multiple genres across the globe. . . .

June 2019

MIM Offers Teachers Free Admission during July’s Educator Appreciation Month
Throughout the month of July, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is thanking teachers for their dedication to students in the community during its Educator Appreciation Month. From July 1 to 31, prekindergarten through 12th-grade educators, school and district administrators, principals, registered student teachers, and homeschool educators will receive free general museum admission upon presentation of a school ID, fingerprint clearance card, or affidavit of intent. . . .

March 2019

MIM Music Theater Announces Summer 2019 Concert Series
The MIM Music Theater proudly announces its Summer 2019 Concert Series, with tickets on sale to the public starting on April 4 at 10:00 a.m. The new series, running from May through September, includes more than thirty-five concerts spanning multiple genres across the globe. . . .

November 2018

MIM Music Theater Announces Winter/Spring 2019 Concert Series
The MIM Music Theater proudly announces its Winter/Spring 2019 Concert Series, which includes more than fifty concerts from January through May, spanning multiple musical genres across the globe. . . .

September 2018

From Earliest Imagination to Musical Revolution, the Story of the Electric Guitar Comes to Life at MIM
Opening on November 9, the Musical Instrument Museum’s (MIM) newest exhibition, The Electric Guitar: Inventing an American Icon, shares the untold story of the invention of the electric guitar, an instrument that revolutionized music and popular culture forever. . . .

August 2018

MIM Music Theater Announces Fall 2018 Concert Series
The MIM Music Theater proudly announces its Fall 2018 Concert Series, which includes more than fifty concerts from September through December, spanning multiple musical genres across the globe. . . .

March 2018

MIM Music Theater Announces Summer 2018 Concert Series
The MIM Music Theater proudly announces its Summer 2018 Concert Series, which includes more than fifty concerts from May through September, spanning multiple genres across the globe. . . .

February 2018

MIM Acquires Collection from Henkin Estate, an Instrument Manufacturing Industry Leader
The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) recently acquired fourteen woodwind and brass instruments from the estate of Daniel and Mary (Hisako) Henkin of Elkhart, Indiana. In 1980, Daniel J. Henkin was credited with leading a new era of instrument manufacturing in Elkhart when he purchased C. G. Conn, Ltd. At the time, this was reportedly the biggest sale to an individual in the music industry. The Conn company was founded there in 1876 and later became famous as the world’s largest band instrument manufacturer. In addition to Conn, Henkin owned established brands such as Slingerland, King, Gemeinhardt, Artley, Deagan, Armstrong, and many others. . . .

November 2017

MIM Music Theater Announces Winter/Spring 2018 Concert Series
The MIM Music Theater proudly announces its Winter/Spring 2018 Concert Series, sponsored in part by Sanderson Lincoln. The series includes more than fifty concerts from January through April, spanning multiple genres from across the globe. . . .

October 2017

Herrera Elementary School Students Display Ofrendas Exhibition at MIM
To celebrate Día de los Muertos, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) and the Silvestre S. Herrera School for the Fine Arts and Dual Language in Phoenix are collaborating on Ofrendas (offerings), a student exhibition to honor musicians and composers of the past. The artwork will be created by nearly fifty third and sixth graders from the Herrera elementary school and will be on display at MIM from Saturday, October 28, to Sunday, November 26. . . .

MIM Presents Musical Treasures Spanning 9,000 Years of Chinese History in New Exhibition
Beginning November 10, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) will showcase extraordinary musical and archaeological treasures spanning nine thousand years of Chinese music and history with its one-of-a-kind exhibition Ancient Musical Treasures from Central China: Harmony of the Ancients from the Henan Museum. . . .

September 2017

Music, Science, and Innovation Take Center Stage in MIM’s New Gallery
This fall, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) presents the STEM Gallery, a new, innovative space that explores the important connections between music and science. . . .

December 2016

MIM Receives Grant from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) was recently awarded a $150,000 grant by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust to build additional museum space for young children to explore and interact with musical instruments. . . .

August 2016

MIM to Host Special Exhibition Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces Opening Nov. 5
This November the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) celebrates the unparalleled combination of imagination and artistry in inlaid guitars. Guitars are an iconic part of music history and will make their mark again with this never-before-seen special exhibition that showcases more than thirty exquisite instruments. MIM is the only location in the world hosting this exhibition. . . .

May 2016

Celebrate all things Italian during the final weekend of “Stradivarius: Origins and Legacy of the Greatest Violin Maker” June 4 & 5
The time has come for the Musical Instrument Museum’s (MIM) one-of-a-kind exhibition “Stradivarius: Origins and Legacy of the Greatest Violin Maker” to close and MIM is ending the exhibition with an exciting cadenza! . . .

March 2016

Rediscover Cuba at the Musical Instrument Museum
As part of its five-­year anniversary celebration, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) will expand its Cuban instrument display, making the collection one of the largest and most diverse assemblage of Cuban instruments and artifacts in the nation. . . .

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