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A new exhibit at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum demonstrates various approaches to the art of sound, ranging from what we hear in nature to what we hear in an urban fire station.

We spoke with the exhibit curator and artist Lee Mingwei who designed the exhibit, "Small Conversation" for the museum's courtyard, as part of "Listen Hear: The Art of Sound." The exhibit features the sounds of rainforest animals from Mingwei's home country, Taiwan.

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Pieranna Cavalchini, Tom and Lisa Blumenthal Curator of Contemporary Art at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, which tweets @gardnermuseum.

Lee Mingwei, artist.

This segment aired on March 13, 2017.

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