Review: Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll, April 8–October 1, 2019, Met Musuem

#MetRockandRoll photo courtesy of Zach Nelson

I had a chance to preview the Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll  exhibit at the Met and this show is a knockout! 

The Beatles setup, photo courtesy of Zach Nelson

The Frankenstein guitar, front, photo courtesy of Zach Nelson

The Frankenstein guitar, back, photo courtesy of Zach Nelson

Wurlitzer, photo courtesy of Zach Nelson

Sex Pistols, photo courtesy of Zach Nelson

Van Halen's amps and the Rolling Stones setup, photo courtesy of Zach Nelson

Jimmy Page at #MetRockandRoll photo courtesy of Zach Nelson

Tina Weymouth at #MetRockandRoll photo courtesy of Zach Nelson 
Don Felder playing the opening licks of "Hotel California" at #MetRockandRoll photo courtesy of Zach Nelson


From the Met Museum #Metrockandroll press release:  Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll 

Rarely Seen Guitars, Bass, Drum Kits, Keys, and Horns from More than 80 Renowned Musicians Celebrate the Unique Role of Instruments in Rock
Exhibition Dates:

April 8–October 1, 2019

Exhibition Location:
The Met Fifth Avenue, Floor 1, Gallery 199

The first major exhibition in an art museum dedicated entirely to the iconic instruments of rock and roll will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning April 8, 2019.  Through more than 130 instruments dating from 1939 to 2017—played by artists such as Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, Don Felder, Kim Gordon, Jimi Hendrix, James Hetfield, Wanda Jackson, Joan Jett, Lady Gaga, Steve Miller, Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Page, Kate Pierson, Elvis Presley, Prince, Keith Richards, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, St. Vincent, Tina Weymouth, Nancy Wilson, and others—Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll will explore one of the most influential artistic movements of the 20th century and the objects that made the music possible.

With Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll, The Met is launching a new digital tool—called a primer—that provides a fresh and dynamic way for visitors to engage with an exhibition before their visit. The first primer in this new program, which will be offered with many of the Museum’s major exhibitions, starts with Play It Loud and will go live on April 1.



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