May 6–October 30, 2010
The exhibition As the Old Sing, So the Young Twitter takes its inspiration from the musical and verbal relationship between birds and flutes. In the often archaic definitions of words like “Twitter,” “Chatter,” “Record,” and “Warble” are links between birdsong and human music making. Using these four words, this exhibition explores the different realms of flute-playing, from the lively to the serene, and takes an etymological and iconographic journey through the depth and breadth of the Library of Congress collections relating to the flute.
Performing Arts Reading Room Gallery (PARR)