Experience The Schubert Club Museum

Guests will be introduced to The Schubert Club Museum by an interpretive guide in this orientation space. They will also encounter a massive sculpture of instruments.

Keyboard Evolution

Explore the way in which keyboard instruments changed over time beginning with the Italian Harpsichord and ending with the Streicher Grand Piano.

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Gilman Ordway Manuscript Collection

The Gilman Ordway Manuscript Collection is an impressive collection of over 100 pieces of correspondence by many famous musicians. The manuscripts on display will change on a rotating basis.

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Play, Listen, Learn

“Music in the Home”
The history and context for the creation of music boxes will be explored, including Edison’s revolutionizing invention of the phonograph as a result of his quest to improve the telegraph and the telephone. An important connection can be drawn from music boxes, to phonographs, all the way to record players, CD players, and MP3 players.

Gamelan Music
Gamelan music is one of the great musical traditions of the world, beginning nearly 1,000 years ago. Learn about this unique and interesting musical culture and try the instruments yourself.

Schubert and the Recital Tradition
Step back in time and explore the history of recital music and learn about our namesake. Play and compare the mechanics of several keyboard instruments spanning from four different centuries.

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Location

Second Floor of Landmark Center
75 W 5th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102 directions

Cost

No admission charge

Hours

Sunday through Friday, 12pm – 4pm

The South Gallery only of The Schubert Club Museum will be closed due to construction work at Landmark Center April 21-25. The West Gallery will remain open during regular hours, Sunday -Friday, Noon-4 pm.  Please still visit our West Gallery to enjoy the Keyboard Evolution and Gilman Ordway Manuscript collections.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Museum will be closed the following days in 2014:
Jan 20, Feb 17, April 20, May 26,  July 3 and 4

Announcements

New manuscripts now on display! Learn More

New! Come try out the keyboard instruments for yourself. Learn More

Tours

An interpretive guide is on staff to provide tours. Groups of 5 or more are encouraged to call ahead. After-hours tours may be possible by special arrangement. Please call Kate Cooper at 651.292.3266 or email kcooper@schubert.org.

Keyboard Studio

Come experience “The Living Collection” of The Schubert Club, a studio of playable copies of historic harpsichords and fortepianos.   This is an excellent opportunity for instructors, students and artists to experience early periods of music on these instruments modeled after the original keyboards of the 17th and 18th centuries.  Advanced booking is required by contacting Kate Cooper at 651-292-3266 or kcooper@schubert.org

The Schubert Club Room

A beautifully decorated music parlour which serves as a space for performances and social gatherings.