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Guqin, 1600s, China, Ming Dynasty

Guqin (detail), 1600s. China, Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Wood, horn, silk, mother-of-pearl; overall: 4.5 x 18.1 x 123.5 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Charles G. King Jr. Collection, Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King Jr., 1918.371

Lunchtime Lecture: The Discovery and Rediscovery of the Musical Instrument Collection

Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 12:00 p.m.
Location:  Gartner Auditorium
Gartner Auditorium

About The Event

Come to the CMA for a quick bite of art history. Every first Tuesday of each month, join curators, conservators, scholars, and other museum staff for 30-minute talks on objects currently on display in the museum galleries. 

In 1918, the museum was gifted a collection of more than 60 musical instruments from around the globe by Charles G. King, Jr. Exhibited together in 1920, these remarkable instruments have rarely been seen since. The story of that first exhibition, and the rediscovery of this little-known corner of the collection is told by Tom Welsh, Director of Performing Arts.