For more than 35,000 years, humans have relied on music and art to tell stories, celebrate momentous occasions, and connect to one another. We have a primal inclination to create and we are moved by the creations of others. Like our earliest ancestors, we continue to use these art forms to express abstract ideas, share information, reflect on our identity, and cope with life’s mysteries.
Art and music share an aesthetic language and terms like rhythm, harmony, texture, improvisation, and tonality are equally descriptive in both disciplines. There is a synergy between these methods of creative expression and the Music as Muse exhibition will showcase how music can serve as inspiration for works of art.
This exhibition is part of the Art in Public Places Program coordinated by the Council on Culture & Arts (COCA).