“GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World” is a Touring Exhibition that offers attendees an entertaining, engaging, and educational hands-on experience with one of the most important cultural icons in history: the guitar. The Exhibition is comprised of three elements: the science of sound; the evolution, engineering, and design of the guitar; and its cultural impact. The Exhibition engages visitors in an experience that is visual, tactile, and aural. “GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World” has it all: Music. Science. History. Pop culture. Video. Education. Interactives. Games.
It has an immense cool factor and is designed from the outset to attract all age groups – from individuals to families. Kids, teenagers, adults . . . every age group has its own connection to the guitar, from classic rock songs and concert memories on to film soundtracks and videogames. And the guitar has no boundaries: every form of popular music features the guitar.
To date, over 1,000,000 people have seen the exhibit!
If your museum or venue is interested in installing one of the most successful and exciting traveling exhibitions in years, contact us at 917-208-4333, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to hearing from you.
- More than 70 guitars (acoustic, electric, historical, unusual, antique)
- 15 Hands-on interactives that demonstrate the science of sound and music
- 10 Video displays
- World’s largest playable guitar as certified by the Guinness Book of Records – 43.5′!
- Photos, graphics, projections, illustrations featuring:
- Guitars and Personality: photos by Neil Zlozower
- Vintage Steel: X-rays of Historic Instruments, by Professor John Thomas
- Listening and viewing environments for each musical genre (classical, jazz, blues, country, folk, and rock)
The physics of the guitar, from its construction to the way it creates sound, is an amazing study in science. The selection of woods, the choice of strings, electromagnetism, and amplification are all fused into one elaborate instrument capable of producing surprisingly complex sounds.
As the guitar evolved from European and Asian instruments during the Middle Ages (oud, tanbur, and lute), it gave players a sense of musical and personal freedom. Its image became inextricably linked with those who followed their own path, from balladeers and Gypsies in Europe on to cowboys along the American frontier. Slaves, sharecroppers, protest singers, and teenage rebels all used the guitar as the soundtrack to songs that questioned the way of the world . . . giving birth to the blues, folk music, and rock and roll.
The Exhibition’s historical, scientific, and cultural elements have established the exhibit as an attraction for school field trips . . . and the basis for kids’ camps. A complete curriculum package includes classroom collateral, lesson plans, student activities and teacher materials for history, music, and science classes. Guitars for use as a resource and for demonstration are provided to each museum.
The Exhibition is ideally suited for science centers, history museums, and general interest venues. GUITAR is laid out specifically for every location, ranging in size from 4000 square feet to 7500 square feet. The entire exhibition travels from city to city on a single truck and is installed at each venue for three months at a time.
|Berkshire Museum||Pittsfield, MA||May 20, 2017 - September 4, 2017|
|Kalamazoo Museum||Kalamazoo, MI||September 30, 2017 - January 7, 2018|
|Fort Worth Museum Of Science And History||Fort Worth, TX||January 21, 2018 - May 6, 2018|
|Museum Of The Rockies||Bozeman, MT||May 28, 2018 - September 9, 2018|
|AVAILABLE Fall 2018|
|FALL 2018||September 28, 2018 - January 6, 2019|
|2019||January 25, 2019 - December 31, 2019|
|Connnecticut Discovery Museum||Bridgeport, CT||February 15, 2011 - May 15, 2011|
|Orlando Science Center||Orlando, FL||June 11, 2011 - January 4, 2012|
|Louisville Science Center||Louisville, KY||January 21, 2012 - April 22, 2012|
|Carnegie Science Center||Pittsburgh, PA||June 16, 2012 - September 30, 2012|
|Science Museum of Virginia||Richmond, VA||October 13, 2012 - January 6, 2013|
|Springfield Museums||Springfield, MA||January 18, 2013 - April 21, 2013|
|The Museum of Idaho||Idaho Falls, ID||June 10, 2013 - November 30, 2013|
|Reuben Fleet Science Center||San Diego, CA||December 20, 2013 - April 6, 2014|
|Bishop Museum||Honolulu, Hawaii||May 9, 2014 - September 1, 2014|
|Liberty Science Center||Jersey City, NJ||October 4, 2014 - January 4, 2015|
|Imagination Station||Toledo, OH||February 13, 2015 - May 17, 2015|
|Discovery Place||Charlotte, NC||May 31, 2015 - September 7, 2015|
|OMSI||Portland, OR||September 26, 2015 - January 10, 2016|
|Exploration Place||Wichita, KS||January 30, 2016 - May 8, 2016|
|Whitaker Center||Harrisburg, PA||June 4, 2016 - September 4, 2016|
|Gulf Coast Exploreum||Mobile, AL||September 24, 2016 - January 3, 2017|
|Buffalo Museum Of Science||Buffalo, NY||January 20, 2017 - May 7, 2017|