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The exhibition is partially funded by The Amati, Friends of the Department of Musical Instruments.

The New Violin Family

Augmenting the String Section

May 10, 2002–March 30, 2003

The mysteries behind making a violin sound like a violin are explored in this exhibition. Featuring thirteen instruments, including a famous Hutchins Violin Octet, the exhibition chronicles the work of Dr. Carleen Maley Hutchins (b. Springfield, Massachusetts, 1911), a luthier and acoustical scientist who pioneered modern techniques of violin making. A model depicting her scientific process of plate tuning is also on display.