From the moment rock and roll hit the airwaves, it has played a crucial role in politics and social movements around the world. Now, two iconic museums, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio and the Newseum in Washington, D.C. are partnering on a one-of-a-kind exhibit, Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics, to explore the power of rock to change attitudes about patriotism, peace, equality and freedom.
As part of Louder Than Words, the Library and Archives offers a spotlight exhibit on the Riot Grrrl movement, entitled Revolution...Grrrl Style. The exhibit discusses the foremothers and influences of Riot Grrrl, the movement's embrace of DIY punk culture, social activism and third wave feminism, and its influences on later artists. The exhibit includes handbills, stickers, photographs and other promotional materials for artists like Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Cold Cold Hearts, Excuse 17, Huggy Bear, Kim Gordon, Joan Jett, Lydia Lunch, Exene Cervenka, the Slits, the Plasmatics, Sleater-Kinney, Pussy Riot, and much more!
Offered in conjunction with the exhibit are an exhibit guide, listening stations, displays of commercial publications and recordings, and an online research guide.
*Image (left) from the Kill Rock Stars Collection.
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