NMM’s Amati ‘King’ Cello Holds Summer Court At The Met

Jun 24, 2015 1009

One of the world's greatest musical instruments, the 16th-century Amati "King" cello, has temporarily left its home at The National Music Museum (NMM) in Vermillion for a special summer-long exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, running through Sept. 8.

Says National Music Museum Director Cleveland Johnson, "The 'King' is one of the National Music Museum's crown jewels — the 'Mona Lisa' of Italian stringed instruments. We are proud to share this treasure with The Met and its many visitors this summer. We're especially grateful to the NMM's corporate sponsor, Citi, for underwriting the expenses of this loan and making the King's trip to New York possible."

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