CSU, Chico News

Explore the Melodies of Culture at the Museum of Anthropology’s New Exhibit

Date: 08-14-2012

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
Heather McCafferty
Museum of Anthropology

Take a musical journey through an anthropological lens in the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology’s new exhibit, Ethnomusicology: Exploring the Melodies of Culture. The exhibit opens Aug. 30 and runs through Sept. 29.

Discover the fascinating field of ethnomusicology—the study of people who make music.

See instruments from around the world. Learn about the ways identity, religion and folklore are interwoven in the fabric of musical traditions. Listen to a wide variety of musical styles, including jazz, bluegrass and the traditional music of Huichol Indians.

Take the opportunity to hear Chumash Indian field recordings from the early 20th century. Make your own music with everything from a thumb piano to a steel drum.

The Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology is located on the first floor of the Meriam Library complex on the CSU, Chico campus. The museum is free and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

For additional information please call Heather McCafferty at 530-898-5397 or email her at hmccafferty@csuchico.edu.