Art: Wired for Sound

Art can now be heard as well as seen in three U.S. museums:

Baltimore's resourceful Director Leslie Cheek Jr., who has used colored lights and even smell to attract gallerygoers to his Baltimore Museum of Art, was busy last week wiring his shop for sound. Director Cheek's sound equipment will emit both lectures and soft music through the museum's ventilating system. During the local artists' show this month, the microphones will croon such apt items as Maryland! My Maryland. A subsequent exhibition of Russian icons will be set to Russian Orthodox music.

The Saint Paul (Minn.) Gallery & School of Art has equipped...

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