Monday March 2, 2020 to Sunday December 13, 2020
From the moment rock and roll hit the airwaves, it has played a crucial role in politics and social movements around the world.
This one-of-a-kind exhibit, “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power & Politics,” explores the power of rock to change attitudes about patriotism, peace, equality, and freedom.
Using video, multimedia, photographs, periodicals, and artifacts, “Louder Than Words” showcases the intersection between rock and politics. It explores how artists exercise their First Amendment rights, challenge assumptions and beliefs, stimulate thought and effect change. The exhibition opens March 2, 2020, and will be on display through December 13, 2020 in the Ansary Gallery of American History.
Monday March 2, 2020 to Sunday January 3, 2021
Immortalized by writers, filmmakers, and musicians from Stephen King to Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, the cover of Rolling Stone magazine has embodied generations of popular culture. For artists, the cover is a coveted career achievement, and for many readers, it represents a fantasy realm of the rock-n-roll lifestyle. The exhibition Backstage Pass: Baron Wolman and the Early Years of Rolling Stone explores how the lens of one artist’s camera captured and helped define one of the most important eras in rock-n-roll history. The exhibition opens March 2, 2020, and will be on display through January 3, 2021.