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This exhibition from the Metropolitan Museum of Art draws on the Museum's rich collection of musical instruments, to connect three Italian-American craftsmen: John D'Angelico, James D'Aquisto, and John Monteleone - with the long history of building stringed instruments (lutherie) in Italy, dating back to the sixteenth century. The Guitar Heroes exhibit website includes a section for each of the three guitar makers, along with sections on masterpieces of northern Italy, and "From Naples to New York". The site also provides an interview section with videos from notable guitar players who play these gentlemen's instruments, such as jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, and rock musicians Mark Knopfler and Steve Miller. After viewing a few videos, visitors may want to go back to the homepage to view "Performances" from a few of the interviewees. Objects in the Exhibition include selected pieces from the Museum's collection including a 16th century Lute and John Monteleone's Archtop Guitar, "Teardrop", 2008.
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Date of Scout Publication 2011-04-15
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/2011/scout-110415#8

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