Monday, October 25, 2010

MIM

Yesterday I visited the new Musical Instrument Museum for the very first time.  I must admit, I wasn’t expecting what I found.  First of all, the museum is huge.  When I left the house I expected to be gone for no more than three hours.  I spent five hours there and could have stayed all day.  It was an amazing experience.


Every country in the world is represented and the majority have video screens showing the instruments on display being played in their native environment.  Visitors wear ear phones and magically the audio changes as you move from display to display.

9 comments:

Kathy said...

I have heard nothing but good things about this museum. Even a recent news article about it on a major network. I'll have to get out there before I leave town.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I am sorry that i was traveling and not able to check your post yesterday. Your posts yesterday and today showcase two new, significant additions to Phoenix very well. Yesterday's new Court Tower by the public sector and today's Musical Instrument Museum by the private sector.

I think a lot of the money for the MIM came from Target, so I feel better about the money I have spent buying kitchen implements, waste baskets, and other household items at Target over the years.

LD said...

wow I've never heard of this place. I can see why it would be so captivating.. man's musical ingenuity is so ancient and timeless

RedPat said...

I had the same kind of experience here with our Bata Shoe Museum. I went just to see the building but found the exhibits fascinating. Nothing like a good museum!

Jarart said...

That is the great thing about living in a large city, lots to do and see. Glad you went and enjoyed it.

glenda said...

Thanks for the heads up. I will be adding this to my to-do list.

Randy said...

Looks like a great place to visit. I just love Cello music.

Kate said...

It's worth a trip to Phoenix just to see this museum. Thanks for introducing us to it.

Jacob said...

I missed this post also, so I'm starting here...and the first word that comes to mind is "incredible"! I can understand why you were there for five hours. Amazing.

Having played the guitar and keyboards, I would love this, I'm sure.