MUSICAL INSTRUMENT EXHIBIT AT MSU DETROIT CENTER
The MSU Museum has installed a new exhibit at the MSU Detroit Center, 3408 Woodward Ave., with a sampling of musical instruments from around the world.
The musical instrument collection includes more than 900 examples from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. Featured in the exhibition are a gourd rattle and a thumb piano from Nigeria, a shepherd's double flute from Palestine, an agago bell from Ghana, a Loma drum from Liberia, and an oud (pictured) made in Dearborn and most commonly used in North Africa and the Middle East.
Located in the heart of downtown Detroit, the 22,000-square-foot Detroit Center facility is a hub for an array of MSU activities for the neighborhood, community and region. The MSU Detroit Center is home to programs for College of Education Detroit schools teaching interns and the College of Music's Community Music School - Detroit.
In addition to changing exhibits in its main campus facility, the MSU Museum is increasingly creating a number of short-term displays across campus in academic buildings and visitor destinations on campus, in places like the MSU Union, Cowles House, Spartan Stadium Tower, Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Natural Science Building, MSU Main Library and other locations. The MSU Museum also operates a Traveling Exhibition Service, sharing its research, collections and multimedia resources in museums, libraries, cultural centers and schools across the country.