Museum gets music exhibit
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan museum is getting a new exhibit that explores the connection between music and politics.
The “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics” exhibit will arrive at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum on Tuesday, The Grand Rapids Press reports . It will remain open to the public through Feb. 11.
The exhibit is a collaboration between Cleveland’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
It highlights how artists used their platform to express political views and shape public opinion, said Greg Harris, president and CEO of the Hall of Fame.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to partner with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to bring this exhibition to the region,” said Elaine Didier, director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum.
The exhibit looks into music’s influence on the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War and gender equality. Featured musicians include Bob Dylan, ’80s hip-hop artists and Pussy Riot.
The museum will contain videos, photographs, newspapers and items such as Bono’s 2002 Super Bowl jacket.