Louder than Words: Rock, Power & Politics

  • September 05, 2016 - November 11, 2016
  • 1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard
  • Cleveland OH 44114
  • Venue: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Event - Rock Politics

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 and counterculture anthem "Give Peace a Chance," "Louder Than Words" will showcase the intersection between rock and politics. It will explore how artists exercise their First Amendment rights, challenge assumptions and beliefs, stimulate thought and effect change. Beyond music's influence on the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War and gender equality, the exhibit will also feature other significant moments and figures, such as Bob Dylan who rallied people against social inequality, the hip-hop music of the 80s that discussed police brutality in poverty stricken neighborhoods, and Pussy Riot who utilized their music as an outlet for social activism in Russia.

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