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Explore the Cutler Gallery

Move your cursor over and/or click on instruments in this gallery to learn more about them!


View of Cutler Gallery from entrance

The Cutler Gallery presents "Musical Innovations of the Industrial Revolution," as well as instruments used by the folk musicians of northern Europe, central and eastern Europe, and the Mediterranean countries. More than 190 musical instruments representative of these themes are on display.


Another view of front section of Cutler Gallery

Front section of Cutler Gallery, showing exhibits of brass instruments, instruments made in Saxony, harps, and early banjo, and a Schellenbaum.


View from rear of Cutler Gallery

View from the rear of the Cutler Gallery, showing showing side of euphonicon (harp-piano) and exhibits of European flutes, clarinets, and guitars.


Another view from back of the Cutler Gallery

View from back of Lillibridge Gallery, showing back of euphonicon (harp-piano), Adolphe Sax saxophones, and Norwegian hardingfele.

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Adolphe Sax saxophones Euphonicon (harp-piano) by F. Beale and Company, Regent Street, London, ca. 1841-1843 Norwegian Hardingfele Euphonicon (harp-piano) by F. Beale and Company, Regent Street, London, ca. 1841-1843 Euphonicon (harp-piano) by F. Beale and Company, Regent Street, London, ca. 1841-1843 Norwegian hardingfele Harp by Sebastian Erard, London, 18 Great Marlborough Street, 1831 Viola by Kurt Lothar Meisel, Lakewood, Ohio, 1956 Viola by Kurt Lothar Meisel, Lakewood, Ohio, 1955 Glass armonica, France, ca. 1785 Bombardon, Vienna or Markneukirchen, ca. 1840 Pair of Invention Trumpets by Michael Saurle, Munich, 1806 Pair of Invention Trumpets by Michael Saurle, Munich, 1806 Harp by Sebastian Erard, London, 18 Great Marlborough Street, 1831 Bombardon, Vienna or Markneukirchen, ca. 1840 Pair of Invention Trumpets by Michael Saurle, Munich, 1806 Viola by Kurt Lothar Meisel, Lakewood, Ohio, 1956 Lyre-guitar by François Roudhloff, Paris, ca. 1810 Euphonicon (harp-piano) by F. Beale and Company, Regent Street, London, ca. 1841-1843