Two Election Exhibits at Newseum Named Among Nation’s Top Five

CNN Politics Campaign 2016: Like, Share, Elect

The Newseum’s “CNN Politics Campaign 2016: Like, Share, Elect” was recently named one of the nation’s top five election-themed exhibits by VISIT PHILADELPHIA®. Another exhibit listed in the top five, “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics,” is coming to the Newseum on Jan. 13, 2017.

The “CNN Politics Campaign 2016: Like, Share, Elect” allows visitors to explore the ways that digital and social media shape the campaign trail. Whether you record a #CampaignConfessional message to share your questions for the candidates, check in with the Zignal Command Center to see  issues affecting the election in real time, or register to vote at the AAUW Voter Registration Booth, this exhibit provides an immersive experience for everyone. It will be on display through the end of Inauguration Day weekend, closing on Jan. 22, 2017.

“Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics” comes to the Newseum from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. The exhibit explores the relationship between music and politics, and the ability of rock ‘n’ roll to change attitudes about patriotism, peace, equality, and freedom. For generations, music has served as a way to take a stand on current issues, from the Vietnam War to civil rights to gender equality. Artifacts will include John Lennon’s guitar from his “bed-in for peace” with Yoko Ono, letters written by the FBI decrying anti-establishment lyrics by hip-hop group N.W.A., and handwritten lyrics by Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen. The exhibit will run through July 31, 2017.

Other exhibits highlighted by VISIT PHILADELPHIA® include “Headed to the White House” at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, “Hooray for Politics!” at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., and “Campaigning for the Presidency” at the New York Historical Society Museum and Library in New York City.

 

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