Paul Simon: Words and Music

Courtesy of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Now available for lease through our traveling exhibits program. 

Paul Simon: Words & Music features exclusive candid commentary gathered from hours of filmed interview footage that walks the audience through the personal story of Simon’s life and his creative process.  In addition to the autobiographical films, there are videos of select performance highlights from Simon’s five-decade career and a collection of more than 80 artifacts spanning his early life and time with Simon & Garfunkel, through his solo career and to the present.   

The exhibit showcases more than 80 artifacts including several iconic guitars like Simon’s 1967 Guild F-30-NT-Spec used to write and record most of Simon & Garfunkel’s canon, and his first-ever guitar; handwritten lyrics spanning his career; personal summer-camp correspondence between a teenage Paul Simon and his friend Art Garfunkel; classic jackets and accessories; rare photos; historical documents; and other items.

Traveling Elements:

  • Over 80 artifacts
  • Films that include interviews and music videos
  • Text panels, labels, case work, exhibition graphics, and all audio visual components

Space Requirements:

  • 2,000 square feet of secure, climate controlled space

For more information please contact Matt Seaman at [email protected] or by phone: 216-515-1209

traveling schedule

Jewish Museum of Maryland, 10/11/2015 – 1/18/2016

Skirball Cultural Center, 4/27/2017 – 9/10/2017

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