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MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

A Sound Idea: Looking at Musical Instruments

This week, we'll focus in on the Musical Instruments Gallery (103). We'll investigate some peculiar-looking pieces from all around the world and try to figure out how they were used. How does the shape and material of the form affect the noise it makes? What sorts of materials were used and why? Why are some of them decorated/painted and what sort of motifs were chosen?

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MIcah Litant