Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics

Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics

Jan 13 - Jul 31, 2017

Washington, DC

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From the moment rock and roll hit the airwaves, it has played a crucial role in politics and social movements around the world. Now, two iconic museums, the Newseum in Washington, D.C. and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio are partnering on a one-of-a-kind exhibit, Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics, that explores the power of rock to change attitudes about patriotism, peace, equality and freedom.

SoundExchange is proud to partner with the Newseum and Rock Hall to bring this fascinating new exhibit to life. Using video, multimedia, photographs, periodicals and artifacts, such as the guitar John Lennon used at the Montreal bed-in for peace where he and Yoko Ono introduced the anti-war anthem, “Give Peace a Chance,” Louder Than Words will showcase the intersection between rock and politics and examine how artists exercise their First Amendment rights, challenge assumptions and beliefs, stimulate thought and effect change. The exhibit will also explore music’s influence on civil rights, the Vietnam War and gender equality, and will include such artists as Bob Dylan, U2 and Rage Against the Machine.

Louder Than Words premiered in May 2016 at the Rock Hall in Cleveland and moves to the Newseum on January 13, 2017, where it will be on display through July 31, 2017.