Art of Sound and James Bond car open here over the next week | Arts & Culture
CINCINNATI (FOX19) – Two exhibits that find artistry in objects that weren’t created for museums will open next week at the Cincinnati Art Museum.
The Art of Sound: Four Centuries of Musical Instruments opens Saturday, June 16, 2012 and runs through September 2, 2012. As the world sets its eyes and ears on Cincinnati, Ohio for the World Choir Games, the Cincinnati Art Museum gives you another reason to celebrate world music. The Art of Sound: Four Centuries of Musical Instruments will showcase musical instruments from across the globe selected from the Cincinnati Art Museum’s collection.
Spanning four continents and four centuries, this exhibition of 115 musical instruments from the Cincinnati Art Museum’s permanent collection will celebrate the impeccable craftsmanship of musical instruments. Adorned with elaborate inlay work, painted with striking designs, and carved with intricate detail, these works of art are as beautiful to look at as the sounds they were created to make. The Art Museum’s musical instrument collection includes over 800 pieces from around the world, making it one of the largest and most comprehensive in the country. Many of the instruments in The Art of Sound have not been displayed in more than two decades. They will be grouped by geographic region/culture: Africa; Native America; Japan; China; Southeast Asia; Western Asia and North Africa; India; and Europe and America.
Visitors will not only be able to see the pieces, but also to hear and see some of them in use by using an interactive sound and video component especially designed for the exhibition. Exceptional works drawn from across the Art Museum’s collection, ranging from paintings and ceramics to prints and photographs, will also serve to illustrate similar instruments in use and place them in historical and geographical context.
Aston Martin’s DB5 opens on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 and runs until July 15, 2012. Opening for a limited one month only, an icon of design, film, and popular culture will be on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum: James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5. This car was the stunt car driven by actor Sean Connery in the films Goldfinger (1964) and Thunderball (1965). In true 007-fashion, it features a revolving license plate, tire-slicing wheel caps, console-activated oil slick, smoke screen, bullet shield, front end machine guns, and the infamous ejector seat trigger button. Yet, stripped of all of its gadgets, it still stands as an icon of design sculpted to seduce with killer lines and looks.
Located in Eden Park, The Cincinnati Art Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Art Museum is closed on Mondays. There is no admission charge for the Art Museum.
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