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BMA Makers: Mud to Music South American Instrument Making

BMA Makers: Mud to Music South American Instrument Making

Spend your Thursday evening with musician, instrument-maker, and composer Melissa Foss as she leads a hands-on workshop on musical instruments made across Central and South America for thousands of years. Foss will lead a tour of instruments in the museum’s Indigenous Arts of the Ancient Americas collection and engage us in the sophisticated ways these cultures have used sound, music, iconography, and sculpture to express their world visions. Learn to build your own clay flute using ancient pottery-making techniques and contemplate the relevance of ancestral wisdom in our world today.

All are welcome, and no previous experience with clay, instruments, or music is necessary.

This free event is for adults only. Registration is required.

Program Schedule

5 p.m. – Check-in

5:30 p.m. – Program begins in classroom

9 p.m. – Workshop ends

This workshop will require participants to pick up their newly kiln-fired pieces roughly three weeks after the program.

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Event Details

Thursday, October 20, 2022, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM


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