Close Encounters lecture series continues Sunday at The Mount


LENOX >> Close Encounters With Music continues its "Conversations With " series at 2 p.m. on Sunday with a presentation at The Mount — "Inside the Met's Instrument Collection" — by Ken Moore, curator of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's global collection of over 5,000 inmstruments from the 3rd millennium BCE to the present and their matching depictions found throughout the galleries.

Moore, the Met's Frederick P. Rose Curator in Charge of Musical Instruments, will provide an introduction to the collection and reveal new ways of looking and thinking about these extraordinary sounding forms that accompany ritual, battle and work; entertain and expresses emotions; document technological advancements and societal change. Depictions in the visual arts reveal their functions and portray their performers — literally or symbolically.

Complete ticket information is available online at; or by phone at (800) 843-0778. Tickets also will be available at the door.

Light refreshments will be served following the presentation.


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