Sound Lab

Monday, March 13, 11:00 AM

Free with Museum admission | Purchase Museum tickets online
or at 617 278 5156

Artist Elisa Hamilton presents an interactive, community listening experience in Calderwood Hall as part of the special exhibition Listen Hear: the Art of Sound. Visitors are invited to delve into a custom vinyl record archive celebrating the unique sounds created by neighboring community groups in Roxbury, Mission Hill, and Hyde Square - Boston’s Latin Quarter.

Elisa Hamilton will be on site welcoming visitors to Sound Lab weekdays 12 - 4 pm. All are invited to share their voice at the microphone 2-2:30 pm daily.

This original installation was developed in collaboration with youth from Hyde Square Task Force, Roxbury Youth Orchestra, Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers, and the AiLi series at Haley House Bakery Café.

TICKETS | Museum admission
Adults $15, seniors $12, college students $5, free for members, visitors under 18, and members of U.S. military and their families. Activities are designed for ages 7 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Group visit policy:
Due to the nature of the collection and the high attendance during vacation weeks, we cannot accommodate groups of 10 or more during School Vacation Week.


  • Online: Click the GET TICKETS button above and purchase Museum admission tickets for the date of this event*
  • By phone: 617 278 5156*
  • In person: Visit the Museum and purchase at the door

*Handling charges apply to these orders.

Studio activities are generously sponsored by Linda N. Cabot and Ed Anderson. Education and community programs are generously supported by the Josephine and Louise Crane Foundation, Lenoir Charitable Trust, Liberty Mutual Foundation, Janet Burke Mann Foundation, Moorhead Foundation, New Balance Foundation, Thomas Anthony Pappas Foundation, Rowland Foundation, Polly Thayer Starr Charitable Trust, Succop Family Charitable Foundation, and Yawkey Foundation. These programs are supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture.

Photo by Carly Stewart