by staff

caroline digonis ringo starr museum

   The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be displaying Ringo Starr’s gold-plated snare drum, in a special display in celebration of the musician’s 70th birthday, which took place on July 7th.  On loan from Ringo Starr, it was originally presented to him by the Ludwig Drum Company during The Beatles’ 1964 visit to Chicago when the legendary rock group, in which Mr. Starr was the drummer, was on its first tour of the United States.  The special exhibit will be on display from July 7th through December 2010 in the Museum’s second-floor Musical Instruments Galleries.
   The Metropolitan Museum of Art is located at 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10028.  The museum is closed on Mondays but is open Tue-Thu 9:30am-5:30pm; Fri-Sat 9:30am-9pm; and Sun 9am-5:30pm.  Admission is a suggested donation at the visitors discretion. 


 Photo: (c) Caroline P. Digonis 2010