Discount (and some free) tickets Rock and Roll Hall of Fame exhibit. This exhibit is excellent. Read more below.
Where: Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N State St, (312) 245-8200
When: Currently discount tickets available to June 30, 2019. (Exhibit runs through August 25)
Discount tickets Rock and Roll Hall of Fame exhibit: Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics
COTC 6/15/19: I went to this today and it was excellent. Very organized and informative plus cool artifacts. Very, very well done. I read every exhibit and watched all the videos and it took me a little over 2 hours. As of today there are free tickets with a $5.75 fee. Snap these up if you’re interested. Tip: When you get off the elevator head right and the timeline follows the US Presidents from the 1950’s to today in order.
From the moment rock and roll hit the airwaves, it has played a crucial role in politics and social movements around the world. Using video, multimedia, photographs, periodicals and artifacts, “Louder Than Words” will showcase the intersection between rock and politics. It will explore how artists exercise their First Amendment rights, challenge assumptions and beliefs, stimulate thought and effect change.
Beyond music’s influence on the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War and gender equality, the exhibit will also feature other significant moments and figures, such as Bob Dylan, who rallied people against social inequality, the hip-hop music of the 80s that discussed police brutality in poverty stricken neighborhoods, and Pussy Riot, who utilized their music as an outlet for social activism in Russia.
Inside the exhibit
The exhibit includes exclusive video interviews with Bono, David Byrne, Dee Snider, Tom Morello, Lars Ulrich, Gloria Estefan, Gregg Allman, Jimmy Carter and others, and combines with them interactives, photography and never-before-exhibited artifacts to examine how music has both shaped and reflected our culture norms on eight political topics: civil rights, LGBT issues, feminism, war & peace, censorship, political campaigns, political causes and international politics.
Included in the exhibit are:
- Joe Strummer’s Fender Telecaster
- Correspondence between the FBI and Priority Records regarding N.W.A’s “F*** the Police”
- Original handwritten lyrics from Chuck Berry’s “School Day,” and Neil Young’s “Ohio”
- Original Village People stage costumes
- Artifacts related to the Vietnam war, the May 4, 1970 shooting at Kent State, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the #BlackLivesMatter movement