Inspired by Miriam’s 1913 European tour, the Music Room functioned as an opulent space for concerts and conversation. A large canvas by artist E. Theo Behr adorns the ceiling. Cherubs in the painting are echoed by cherubs seen throughout the room in wall sconces, statues, and even carved into furniture.
Look closely at the space through a series of images that reflect the look of the House in its current, restored setting. Click each image to expand for a closer look.
Credit for Ceiling Image – Ernest Theodore Behr (1862-1922), Music Room Ceiling Mural, oil on canvas, Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965, 31.89.1
Listen to exclusive audio tour content to give you insights to our space, collection, and family stories. Presented by Stark Art & History volunteer Robert Webb.
Learn more by viewing collection objects from the space and examining historic photos from the Archive. Click each image for details.
Music Room c. 1900. Image courtesy of the Eunice R. Benckenstein Library & Archive.
Music Room c. 1915. Image courtesy of the Eunice R. Benckenstein Library & Archive.