Online Family Program: Monroe’s Mandolin Collage

Sep 26, 202010:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Make a mandolin-inspired masterpiece with us. Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Monroe shaped bluegrass music with his high-tenor singing voice and unique mandolin picking style. Through his musicality, the mandolin gained a new role as a lead instrument in country music. Learn more about the Father of Bluegrass and the story of his famed 1923 Gibson F-5 mandolin, on view in the museum’s Precious Jewel exhibit. Then create your own mandolin collage artwork, inspired by the reconstruction of Monroe’s mandolin after it was smashed into thousands of pieces. Recommended for ages six and up, but all are welcome. Guardian is required to be present for children under thirteen.



Takes place via Zoom. Space is limited. Registration required. Free.


Recommended materials:

  • Paper, to use as a base
  • Glue stick or tacky glue
  • Drawing tool, such as a crayon, marker, or pencil
  • Scrap paper for collaging, such as newspaper, wrapping paper, junk mail, etc.


Click here to register


By signing up for this program, you are confirming that a guardian will be present with youth under age thirteen. An educator will send a Zoom invitation to you by 9:30 a.m. the morning of the program. Registration closes at 9:00 a.m. the morning of the program, and accommodations are guaranteed for museum members. Please reach out to if you have any questions.



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