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  • Music Exhibition at NMAAHC on Jazz
  • Music Exhibition at NMAAHC Featuring Parliament's Mother Ship
  • This spotlight highlights the connection between spirituality and music.

  • The year 2018 marks the anniversary of a number of remarkable music events and people. 

  • Honoring the incredibly diverse array of musical objects, essays, and videos pertaining to African American music here at the Smithsonian.

  • Music and love are natural allies. This spotlight explores some of the ways people have connected with love through music. 

  • This spotlight highlights the wide variety of resources for learning about and participating in the relationship between dance and music.

  • Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald's talent, passions, and musical legacy.

Musical Treasures at the Smithsonian

From Louis Armstrong’s trumpet to Grandmaster Flash’s turntable and from a Central African harp to an Apache violin, these objects represent just a sampling of how music is collected, curated and studied at the Smithsonian. Explore these photographs, objects, and artifacts that help explain how music infuses our everyday life, brightening it with its sounds and beats.

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