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Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar

  • Venue: Fort Wayne Museum of Art
  • Presented by: Fort Wayne Museum of Art
  • Dates: September 29, 2018 - January 6, 2019
  • Address: 311 East Main Street Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • Admission: General Admission Free to members $8 - adults $6 - students (PreK-college) $6 - seniors 65+ $20 - families Free general admission every Thursday 5-8pm
  • Phone: (260) 422-6467
  • Website: Visit Website
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes
2018-09-29 2019-01-06 Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar <p>Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar<br />September 29, 2018 - January 6, 2019<br /><br />The guitar has been a signature element of world culture for more than 500 years. As the guitar’s ancestors evolved over centuries from the earliest ouds and lutes, guitar makers experimented with shapes, materials, and accessories, seeking the perfect blend of beauty and sound. Spanning centuries of design and craftsmanship, the exhibition takes visitors through the history of an object that is one of the most recognizable items on the planet.<br />The show features 40 iconic stringed instruments, ranging from an intricately inlaid Moorish oud, a six-foot long Renaissance theorbo, to guitars displaying the modern Italian design of the Eko and one with a stunning transparent acrylic body of California's BC Rich guitars.<br />Art and music transcend cultural boundaries while the most recognized musical instrument &#8211; the guitar &#8211; has influenced culture beyond music. Through the years the guitar and its shape have been integral elements for artists such as Vermeer and Picasso, and today they are incorporated into the advertisement of everything from clothes to cars. <br /><br />Sponsored in part by<br />Chuck and Lisa Surack and Sweetwater Sound<br /> <br />Parking<br />The parking lot behind the Museum is owned by Arts United. Parking in the lot is free unless there is a performance or event at the Arts United Center, then a $3 fee will be charged.<br /><br />Gallery Hours <br />Sunday, 12 - 5 pm<br />Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm<br />Thursday 10am - 8pm<br />The galleries are closed Mondays and major holidays, including:<br />New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Easter, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving Day.<br /><br />General Admission<br />Free to members <br />$8 - adults <br />$6 - students (PreK-college) <br />$6 - seniors 65+ <br />$20 - families<br />Free general admission every Thursday 5-8pm</p> 311 East Main Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar
September 29, 2018 - January 6, 2019

The guitar has been a signature element of world culture for more than 500 years. As the guitar’s ancestors evolved over centuries from the earliest ouds and lutes, guitar makers experimented with shapes, materials, and accessories, seeking the perfect blend of beauty and sound. Spanning centuries of design and craftsmanship, the exhibition takes visitors through the history of an object that is one of the most recognizable items on the planet.
The show features 40 iconic stringed instruments, ranging from an intricately inlaid Moorish oud, a six-foot long Renaissance theorbo, to guitars displaying the modern Italian design of the Eko and one with a stunning transparent acrylic body of California's BC Rich guitars.
Art and music transcend cultural boundaries while the most recognized musical instrument – the guitar – has influenced culture beyond music. Through the years the guitar and its shape have been integral elements for artists such as Vermeer and Picasso, and today they are incorporated into the advertisement of everything from clothes to cars.

Sponsored in part by
Chuck and Lisa Surack and Sweetwater Sound

Parking
The parking lot behind the Museum is owned by Arts United. Parking in the lot is free unless there is a performance or event at the Arts United Center, then a $3 fee will be charged.

Gallery Hours
Sunday, 12 - 5 pm
Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
The galleries are closed Mondays and major holidays, including:
New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Easter, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving Day.

General Admission
Free to members
$8 - adults
$6 - students (PreK-college)
$6 - seniors 65+
$20 - families
Free general admission every Thursday 5-8pm

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