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Included with paid museum admission; free for members
Embark on a musical journey around the globe to commemorate MIM’s 10th anniversary and reflect on a decade of music—the language of the soul. Diverse musical performances and activities will bring MIM’s immense collection to life.
To support social distancing, we are limiting the number of guests at each activity. Visit Guest Service on the day of the event to check availability; participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Coloring Page Craft
9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Event Room 2
Express your creativity with our fun MIM-inspired coloring pages!
9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Have your picture taken with our hands-free photo booth and digitally share your pictures instantly! Tag us with #MIM10 for a chance to be featured on our social media.
Pop-Up Demonstration: Robjohn Pipe Organ
9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Enjoy a 15-minute demonstration of MIM’s new 14-foot-tall pipe organ, made in 1859, the only surviving instrument of New York City builder Thomas Robjohn.
Performance: 9 Dragons Lion Dance Team
10:00 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
Begin the day with a 20-minute Chinese lion dance led by the 9 Dragons Lion Dance Team. This traditional dance has been performed for centuries to provide entertainment, protection, and good fortune.
Congo Masks and Music Mini Gallery Talk
10:45 a.m., 12:30 and 2:15 p.m.
Included with special exhibition admission only.
Explore the music and art of the Congo with Manuel Jordán, PhD, MIM’s deputy director and chief curator, or Katie Palmer, DMA, curator of education, in this brief insider’s look at the curation of the exhibition’s rare and special collection of masks and musical instruments.
Drum Circle: AZ Rhythm Connection
11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Catch the rhythm and learn the basics of African, Latin, and pop-music hand drumming with master instructor Frank Thompson. Each session will last 30 minutes, and drums will be sanitized before and after use.
Mexican Folklore Performance: Ollin Yoliztli Dance Academy
1:30 and 3:15 p.m.
Take a 30-minute tour through Mexico with Ollin Yoliztli Dance Academy’s baile folklórico (folklore dance) showcasing a variety of regional dance styles.
Programming is subject to change.
November 6–8, 2020
Receive a 20% discount on most items in the Museum Store and online—including global crafts, musical instruments, and MIM catalogs and apparel. Shop the MIM Store Online at theMIMstore.org.
This special discount cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts, and final-sale merchandise is excluded. For more information, please call the Museum Store at 480.478.6002. Curbside pickup is available for online and phone orders. Every purchase benefits MIM and its programs.