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Women Who Rock Exhibit Installation Update #3

Thursday, May 12: 4:19 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
Madonna's Gold Bustier from the Blond Ambition Tour

We are excited to unveil our latest exhibit, Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power, tomorrow here at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum! The exhibit is the first of its kind documenting nearly a century's worth of music featuring more than 70 female artists,  filling two entire floors of the museum with costumes, instruments, handwritten lyrics, video and listening stations, plus much more.

Watch this video for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at artifacts from some of the aritsts highlighted in the exhibit, including Wanda Jackson, Mavis Staples, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Rihanna and Lady Gaga!

 


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Women Who Rock Exhibit Installation Update #2

Wednesday, April 27: 9:51 a.m.
A selection of album covers featured in the Rock Hall's Women Who Rock artwork installation

Sixteen days remain until the opening of the Rock Hall's Women Who Rock exhibit - the first of its kind documenting nearly a century's worth of music featuring more than 70 female artists,  filling two entire floors of the museum with costumes, instruments, handwritten lyrics, video and listening stations, plus much more.

After the paint had dried, the next step in the exhibit creation was hanging the original artwork installation on the top floor of the exhibit. Our exhibit designer originally came up with the idea of a kind of sculpture, made up of album covers of all female artists, to serve as the crowning glory of the exhibit. I was particularly excited by this idea, as I am an old-school, vinyl LP lover. For me, a huge part of the experience of music has been holding a 12 by 12 album cover in my hands, minutely examining the artwork, the liner notes, the credits – CDs and MP3s just don’t work the same way.

So, we set out to identify the most iconic female album covers to include in this original artwork , with an emphasis on showing the diversity and breadth of female artists. The choice of some ...


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