Did you know?
The Smithsonian’s combined musical resources constitute the world’s largest museum of music. Music is an integral part of the Smithsonian’s connective tissue, spanning a remarkable number and diversity of collections, programs, and exhibitions.
If you listen closely, the Smithsonian is not as quiet as you might think!
Due to the U.S. federal government shutdown, Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are closed. Events located at non-Smithsonian venues and Capital Gallery will still take place as scheduled.
Featured Music Programs
Music comes alive at the Smithsonian with performances by local artists and world-renowned masters.