February 1 – December 31

Artists,musicians, and co-curators of the exhibition Angus McCullough, Jake Nussbaum, and Adam Tinkle bring new life to old instruments. Each musical instrument in the Bennington Museum collection has its own unique story, but have remained silent for decades. McCullough, Nussbaum, and Tinkle work with the museum’s curatorial staff to meet the instruments where they are, using their current state to generate new sounds. The exhibit explores the histories and traditional sounds of the instruments and provides opportunities to hear them brought back to life in new compositions.

Click on the image to read about the historical instruments that were silent in the Museum’s collection for decades, and the role music played in the history of Bennngton – and by extension – the nation.

Liberty Bell March

Old Sturbridge Singers

Matemai Mbira Group

Hear the Music