Upcoming guitar exhibition at the Met Museum

Coming to the Met Museum in February:

Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York
February 9, 2011–July 4, 2011
Robert Lehman Wing, court level

The exhibition will feature the guitars and other stringed instruments made by John D’Angelico, James D’Aquisto, and John Monteleone, three New York master luthiers of Italian descent. Their instruments will be presented against the backdrop of the long tradition of Italian stringed instrument-making that has thrived for more than five hundred years. The exhibition will include approximately eighty musical instruments, including many masterpieces from the Museum’s permanent collection, as well as instruments on loan from museums, private collectors, and performers.