THE INSTRUMENT THAT ROCKED THE WORLD
CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER – June 16 – Sept. 30, 2012
"GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World" is an exciting and engaging experience that gives visitors the chance to interact with the guitar not only from the perspective of its history, evolution, and design, but through the music it has created and the technology that continues to enhance it.
The guitar is the single most enduring icon in American history. This fully immersive exhibition explores all facets of the world’s most popular instrument, from its history as an instrument of popular culture over the past 400 years to the science of creating sound with wood and steel. Visitors will experience the science, sound, history, and cultural impact of the guitar in an exhibition that contains more than 60 instruments—ranging from the rare and antique to the wildly popular and innovative—along with hands-on interactives, models, touchscreens, performance video, audio, and stunning photographs.
Head to the (nice, cool) Carnegie Science Center to see this great exhibit while it's here!
Special upcoming events:
Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22 , noon – 4 pm
Carl Grefenstette, founder of Pittsburgh Guitars based in the South Side, will provide free guitar appraisals. Sponsored by 3WS.
Free LessonsAug. 5, 12, 19, and 26, 11 am - 4 pm Want to try your hand at the guitar? Empire Music will offer small-group sessions on the Sonic Acoustic Stage. Try out a guitar or just listen in on some informal instruction. At the end of the lesson time, each person may have the chance to play with the instructor and a drummer!
Munchkin MatineesAcoustic performances for early learners (ages 6 and under) will be held on select Mondays from June 18 – Sept. 24. (Free with admission.)
July 2 at 11 am: Bill PurseJuly 9 at 11 am: Music Together with Karen Lee Sloneker
Sep 3 at 11 am and 1 pm: Music Together with Karen Lee Sloneker
Check the website for more upcoming dates and details.