S.O.S.: Scenes of Sounds, one of the inaugural exhibitions of The Tang, laid the groundwork for the laboratory-like approach: the focus was not
on traditional museum fare, but on sound — something to hear first, not necessarily see. The exhibition was an unconventional and exploratory display of
art and material culture, which included an interactive work by Alan Berliner, a Chatty Cathy doll from 1959 and an outdoor sound sculpture by Beverley Estabrook Mastrianni that asked visitors provocative questions about their museum experience.
Charles Ashley Stainback and Bill Kobasz / Reliable Design Studios
Editors and Authors
Edited by Charles Ashley Stainback
Charles Ashley Stainback, Dayton Director of the Tang Museum