The Clinton Presidential Center will debut its next temporary exhibit, Louder than Words: Rock, Power, and Politics, on March 12. The exhibit will look at how rock 'n' roll has changed attitudes about equality, patriotism and peace. The exhibit is curated by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Newseum.
The new exhibit organizes the experience by presidential administrations — from Eisenhower to Obama — and uses a timeline to demonstrate the role music has played across the decades. These songs and genres have direct connections to political issues, which made them popular and everlasting.
More than 50 artists and political figures are featured, including Beyoncé, Aretha Franklin, Madonna, Bob Marley, Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young. Visitors will see handwritten lyrics, stage costumes and instruments that have never been publicly displayed.
Visitors can experience Louder than Words: Rock, Power, and Politics between March 12 and Aug. 5. For more information, head to the Clinton Center's website.