Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power
Girl groups of the sixties, the material girl, riot grrrls, and more.
Opens June 15, 2013
Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power shines a spotlight on the astounding women who propelled rock ‘n’ roll into uncharted territories. Key artifacts, videos, exclusive interviews, and listening stations underscore the defining role that women have played in popular music, from the foremothers at the roots of rock, to Grace Slick, Madonna, and musicians of the new millennium.
Featuring more than 70 artists, the exhibit celebrates women as engines of creation and change in popular music, with iconic artifacts and nonconformist costumes such as Lady Gaga’s meat dress worn at the 2010 MTV Music Video Awards show.
The first museum exhibit to honor nearly a century of iconic female musicians, Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power covers the vast terrain of female singers with eight specific exhibit areas:
- Suffragettes to Juke-Joint Mamas: The Foremothers / Roots of Rock
- Get Outta that Kitchen, Rattle Those Pots and Pans: Rock and Roll Emerges
- Will You Love Me Tomorrow: The Early 1960s / Girl Groups
- Revolution, the Counterculture and the Pill: The Late 1960s
- I Will Survive: The 1970s – Rockers to Disco Divas
- Dance this Mess Around: Punk and Post Punk
- Causing a Commotion: Madonna and the Pop Explosion
- Ladies First: The ‘90s and the New Millennium
This exhibit was organized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, Ohio.
Blow Out: Women Who Rock Opening Concert
Friday, June 14
Don’t miss an all-star band performing five decades of music by the legendary female forerunners that influenced them, along with some songs of their own that they played to fame.