P I A N O   3 0 0
Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos


The Exhibition

Grand Piano for 1939 World's Fair
Maker: Steinway & Sons, New York

photograph by Robert C. Lautman


March 9, 2000 - June 3, 2001

International Gallery of the S. Dillon Ripley Center

Produced by the National Museum of American History,
Division of Cultural History


PIANO 300 includes 25 pianos and keyboards from the Smithsonian Collection at the National Museum of American History along with loans from other institutions. All instruments are from the Smithsonian Collection unless otherwise noted.

In the Beginning

Across Europe and Beyond

Pianos In the Home

Romantic Superstars


Americans Take the Lead

Pianos for Everyone

New Communities, New Voices

Circling the Globe


[Introduction] [Performances, Tours and More] [Exhibition] [Timeline]
[Credits] [Donors and Collaborators ] [Play Some Music!] [Piano Resources]

Piano 300
American History
National Museum of American History