3/20/20 - Texas Music Museum is temporarily closed in support of community efforts to control spread of the coronavirus. The Museum expects to resume regularly scheduled hours in mid-April. The re-opening date will be posted on the website.
1) "TEXAS MUSIC PIONEERS EXHIBIT"
The Texas Music Pioneers Exhibit features over sixty Texas musicians in fourteen musical genres. Learn about several of the earliest Texas musicians to contribute to the development of each of the following categories of music: Blues, Classical, Conjunto, Country, Cowboy/Cowgirl, Gospel, Jazz, Orquesta, Pop, Ragtime, Rock, Soul, Tejano Vocalists, and Western Swing.
Displays include information about each musical genre, artists’ biographical information, photos, rare sheet music, relevant artifacts, and antique recordings and phonographs. QR codes connect visitors to artists' recordings and performances.
2) "CONTRIBUTIONS OF EAST AUSTIN AFRICAN AMERICANS TO TEXAS MUSIC EXHIBIT"
This spotlight Exhibit focuses on East Austin’s African-American music history, and explores the musical legacies of artists whose contributions help establish Austin as a “Live Music Capital of the World”. The Exhibit includes rare photographs, biographies, instruments, memorabilia, live music videos and QR codes connecting visitors to artists' recordings and performances.
The multi-genre Exhibit explores Blues, Ragtime/ Barrelhouse, Jazz, and Gospel Music. The Exhibit is the result of more than 35 years of research and documentation by Museum volunteers in an effort to preserve the rich heritage of East Austin’s African American musicians. This important ever-growing, “living” Exhibit has been permanently on display since 2012, and updated with contemporary musicians. This is definitely a one-of-a-kind Exhibit!View Map