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Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos

An exhibition at the International Gallery
Produced by the National Museum of American History
Smithsonian Institution
Open March 9, 2000 through October 21, 2001

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The year 2000 marks the three-hundredth anniversary of the invention of the piano. The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History -- in collaboration with other institutions and organizations -- presents a large-scale project called PIANO 300, celebrating the birth of the piano and its three hundred years of influence.

The project consists of an exhibition at the International Gallery of the S. Dillon Ripley Center, performances, broadcasts, publications, and public and educational programs.

PIANO 300 explores the piano as a complex machine, a handsome work of decorative art, and the vehicle for a infinite variety of human expression, reflecting technological, cultural, and social changes from the Industrial Revolution through the present day.

The exhibition is open from March 9, 2000 through October 21, 2001 in Washington, D.C. To assist you in planning your visit, we have available museum hours, accessibility information, maps, public transportation and hotel information.

Please email suggestions or comments about the exhibition to the PIANO300 webmaster.

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