Sunday, February 6, 2011

I haven't found anything problematic about this yet, but give me a chance...

Usually when I read about certain factions of pop culture carving out a special place just for the women who've contributed to that culture because, ya' know, they kind of forgot about them, I expect to be disappointed. For one thing, incorporating women into the mainstream instead seems like the ideal solution, not "here's something for the ladies." But this actually seems pretty cool.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum is opening a new exhibit dedicated to women who've made significant contributions to the world of rock and pop music. It's called Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power. Says their website:
The interactive exhibition will spotlight more than 60 artists and fill two entire floors of the museum. The exhibit will feature artifacts, video and listening stations, as well as a recording booth where visitors can film a short story or moment of inspiration related to women in rock. The exhibit will move through the rock and roll eras, weaving a powerful and engaging narrative that demonstrates how women have been the engines of creation and change in popular music, from the early years of the 20th century to the present.
Some of the exhibit areas include Suffragettes to Juke-Joint Mamas, featuring the forbearers of the rock era; Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, girl groups of the 60s; Dance this Mess Around, punk and post punk; and Ladies First:, the 90s and beyond.

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