No matter how you identify politically, we all bleed rock and roll, as voicing political beliefs mix its way into conversation and lyrics all the same. On Thursday, March 5th, George H. W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum invites you to discover the combination of music and politics at its newest exhibit, Louder Than Words: Rock, Power, and Politics.
Whether you're a fan of Jimi Hendrix's "Star-Spangled Banner" reinvention or Bob Dylan's insightful ballad "The Times They Are A-Changin,” many musical artists have broached politics or have reacted to the current political and cultural climate through note and song. Inside of a song or performance, artists feel safe expressing their opinions and inviting fans to connect with their message regardless of party affiliation.
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power, and Politics includes exclusive video interviews with Bono, David Byrne, Dee Snider, Tom Morello, Lars Ulrich, Gloria Estefan, Gregg Allman, Jimmy Carter, and others, and combines with them interactives, photography and never-before-exhibited artifacts to examine how music has both shaped and reflected our cultural norms on eight political topics: civil rights, LGBT issues, feminism, war and peace, censorship, political campaigns, political causes, and international politics.
Beyond music’s influence on the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, and gender equality, Louder Than Words: Rock, Power, and Politics 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 more.
Don’t miss what promises to be a thought-provoking exhibit at George H. W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum! Louder Than Words: Rock, Power, and Politics will be on display through January 3, 2021. For additional information, please visit www.bush41.org.
At The Point on Redmond Apartments in College Station, Texas, it is clear that we have it all, but we still feel obliged to inform you of all the events our community has scheduled. Please feel free to join in all of the fun during this premier event!
Thursday, March 5, 2020—9:30 AM
Event Venue Location:
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum
1000 George Bush Drive West
College Station, Texas 77845