Created in partnership with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Louder Than Words: Rock, Power, and Politics is a new exhibit showcasing the intersection between rock and politics. Through iconic artifacts, images, and multimedia experiences, the exhibit will examine how rock and roll changes attitudes about patriotism, peace, equality, and freedom. Louder Than Words is on display at the Newseum now through July 31st.
The exhibit will feature objects related to the Vietnam War, the Kent State University shooting, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Black Lives Matter Movement, and more. Get up close and personal with John Lennon’s acoustic guitar from his 1969 Montreal and Amsterdam “bed-ins for peace” with Yoko Ono, the Fender Stratocaster Jimi Hendrix used to perform at Woodstock, and the stage costumes worn by the Village People. There will also be exclusive video interviews with musicians playing on the 100-foot-wide video wall in the Newseum’s theater.