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Ocarinas of the Americas: Music Made in Clay

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
11 Divinity Ave.
Cambridge
Sat., June 16, 2018

Ocarinas of the Americas: Music Made in Clay

This bilingual exhibit (English and Spanish) features nearly 80 spectacular examples of ocarinas from the Peabody Museum’s vast collection. Uncovered at archaeological sites in Central America and Mexico, these musical instruments were crafted from local low-fired clay and carefully fashioned, incised, and painted into a variety of human and animal forms. Visitors to this multisensory exhibit will hear soundscapes that feature the varied tones and melodies produced by ocarinas, from the whimsical to the deeply haunting. Ocarinas of the Americas: Music Made in Clay also explores the history and cultural significance of these extraordinary works of art and sound that have inspired invention and captured the modern imagination.

Gazette Classification: Exhibitions
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Date: 
Saturday, June 16, 2018 (All day)