Morris Steinert Collection of Musical Instruments at Yale – Closed until fall 2024

City: New Haven

The Morris Steinert Collection of Musical Instruments at Yale University is a renowned collection housed within the Yale University Collection of Musical Instruments. It was founded in 1900 by Morris Steinert, a collector and dealer of musical instruments. The collection includes an extensive range of keyboard instruments such as harpsichords, clavichords, and pianos, dating from the 16th to the 19th century. Notable examples include a 1742 Pascal Taskin harpsichord and a 1791 Longman & Broderip square piano. The collection boasts an impressive array of string instruments, including violins, violas, cellos, and lutes. Highlights include a Stradivarius violin and a 17th-century bass viol by Michel Colichon. The collection includes a diverse assortment of wind instruments, such as flutes, oboes, clarinets, and bassoons, many of which are historically significant. The collection features a variety of instruments from non-Western cultures, offering a global perspective on musical instrument development.The collection also features regular exhibitions, concerts, and educational programs.Tuesday-Friday 1 p.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Free, donation suggested.


15 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven, CT 06511, USA