Decorated Musical Instruments

August 9, 2012 – October 21, 2012

National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

3rd Floor, West Wing, South Gallery of Musical Instruments Hall Floor Plan

Whether painted, engraved, carved, inlaid, or bejeweled, decorated musical instruments may be one-of-a-kind treasures, made in limited production runs, or mass-produced. This gallery highlights some of the uniquely decorated instruments from the museum’s collections and their stories.