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2019 Exhibition Calendar

There are many great music and musical instrument related exhibitions happening all the time throughout the world. Here are some of the special exhibitions that AMIS members know about. If you have one to add please let us know at

Ongoing Exhibitions:

Han de Vries Collection of Dutch Oboes - Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Closes January 22, 2019 (Opened Nov. 7, 2018)

Oboe, Richard Haka, ca. 1680-1690 'The Dance Class,' Jan Havicksz Steen, 1660-1679

Precious sTones from the Museum - Slovak National Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia

Closes January 29, 2019

Barenaked Ladies - National Music Center, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Closes February 2019

Drumsville!: Evolution of the New Orleans Beat - New Orleans Jazz Museum

Closes March 15, 2019 (Opened November 8, 2018)

Drumsville!: Evolution of the New Orleans Beat celebrates both the New Orleans Tricentennial and International Drum Month, along with the development of the drum kit in New Orleans and the ongoing evolution of rich local drumming traditions.

Trumpets, Weird and Wonderful: Treasures from the National Music Museum

Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ Closes March 17, 2019 (Opened October 7, 2018) Read a description on the AMIS blog here.

Facing South - Carolina Music Museum, Greenville, South Carolina Closes March 31, 2019 (Opened March 27, 2018)

Harpsichords and pianos that were in the Carolinas from the 18th to mid-19th centuries tell the stories of the people who sold, bought, repaired, played, and listened to these instruments. The exhibition interweaves information gleaned from newspaper advertisements, personal accounts, and material artifacts to demonstrate how historical factors shaped the development and cultivation of music in the Carolinas.

Doisneau and Music - Musée de la musique, Cité de la musique, Paris, France

Closes April 28, 2019 (Opened December 4, 2018)

Bob Dylan: Electric - Chicago Writers Museum

Closes April 30, 2019 (Opened Nov. 16, 2018)

DuPage Music Maker Exhibition - DuPage County Historical Museum, Wheaton, IL Closes July 29, 2019 (Opened September 15, 2018)

Emmylou Harris: Songbird’s Flight Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville, TN Closes August 4, 2019 (Opened October 5, 2018)

Accordions: Expanding Voices in the USA - Museum of Making Music

Closes August 31, 2019 (Opened December 13, 2018)

Just over 60 years ago, accordions were at the forefront of our musical landscape. With annual sales topping a quarter of a million instruments, they were seen and heard on stages, in stores, and in classrooms across the country. But musical tastes shifted dramatically by the end of the 1950s, and, within 10 years of this incredible high, accordion sales and interest plummeted almost to the point of disappearing. Today, accordions and accordionists are making their voices heard again! The Museum of Making Music’s special exhibition, “Accordions: Expanding Voices in the USA,” takes a close look and listen at the current state of the accordion across the country, highlighting stories and recordings from some of the players pushing it forward.