Due to technical difficulties, we are unable to stream Rock and Roll Night School tonight. We apologize for the inconvenience. You can catch next month's Night School on Wednesday August 17 at 7pm where we'll discuss the role of women during the birth of rock and roll.
Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power is the first exhibit of its kind to explore the history of women in rock and roll. This Rock and Roll Night School, the first of an eight-part series, will provide an overview of the exhibit and introduce key issues concerning the history of women in rock and roll: What roles have women played in the music industry, and how have these roles changed throughout the history of rock and roll? How have women artists pushed the boundaries of what was considered an “acceptable” musical sound in their performances? How do the lyrics of rock and roll frequently objectify women, or conversely allow for a space to exercise a new voice and political action? How do women choose to visually represent themselves through fashion and image? And finally, how does the way that rock and roll history is typically told shape our understanding of women’s contributions throughout the twentieth century? Throughout the series of classes, we will watch and listen to key performances and contextualize the music in the cultural, political and social changes of the times.
This event is free and reservations are not required.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s education department presents Rock and Roll Night School, a monthly series of educational, discussion-based evening classes offered free of charge from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The award-winning education department leads the classes, which are geared towards adults interested in gaining more knowledge about rock and roll history. The program explores the history of rock and roll from its roots to its current incarnations.
Special attention is given to the music’s impact on society, its reception by fans, and its most innovative practitioners. Each class includes a presentation, music and video clips, and group discussions.
Unless otherwise noted, RSVPs are not needed to attend Rock and Roll Night School.