Ludwig van Beethoven, from the manuscript for his Piano Trio Op. 70
Songs Without Words: The Art of Music
November 20, 2021 – March 6, 2022
The never-ending dance of art and music crosses cultures and millennia. This comprehensive survey is symphonic in range. It includes not only masterpieces of art but instruments as well (such as Stradivarius violins and vintage guitars) with a gallery of sculpture that can be played as instruments. It includes art from ancient times in Asia and Africa and European Old Masters down through the decades to the present. With such favorite artists as Renoir, Chagall and Matisse, we add the contemporary artists for whom music is a constant source of inspiration, such as Julian Schnabel, Adrian Nivola, Idris Khan and others. Just to make it fun, memorabilia showcasing rock, jazz and Broadway will join musical scores and manuscripts inscribed by the hands of the great performers and composers.