Ongoing Series

Beyond Category

Duke Ellington fought all his life against labels imposed on his music. His highest superlative was to call something “beyond category.” In our Vibrations exhibit, the Museum highlights several individuals who, like Duke Ellington, defy categorization. Inspired by the vibrations set in motion by Ellington and others, this series examines those musicians whose music resists labels and speaks to current generations while honoring the legacy of previous generations.

Upcoming Events: Beyond Category

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