Explore the Beede Gallery
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A nine-foot-tall slit
drum from Ambrym Island in the South Pacific
stands like a sentinel just inside the entrance to the Grace L. Beede
Gallery, where many of the NMM's most exotic instruments are
Here is the enigma, the romance, the mystery of the
from the great civilizations of Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific...a
zither built as a crocodile...a magnificent Burmese arched harp...an Indian
mayuri, shaped like a
peacock...hand-painted Persian instruments...exotic,
hand-carved drums from the jungles of New Guinea...all of them evocative
of adventure in distant lands.
A selection of instruments from the gamelan, Kyai Rengga Manis Everist by Ud Soepoyo, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, 1999, can be seen on display in the center of the Beede Gallery.
More than 240 non-Western instruments are on display in the Beede Gallery!
For more information about the instruments in this gallery, visit the NMM's Virtual Tour.
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The University of South Dakota
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