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Turn UP That Racket: A History of the Guitar's Music and Culture Open Access

Turn Up That Racket: A History of the Guitar's music and culture is located at the Peter Jay Sharp and Fisher buildings at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The exhibit will make use of interactive displays, live performances, workshops, seminars, and various media to communicate the importance of the guitar. Notable performers, inventors, and composers of the guitar will be on display, along with examples of guitars and related equipment. Experiential environments are to be integrated to compliment the exhibit's theme and to more actively involve the visitor. Genres ranging from classical to experimental rock will be showcased to give credence to the diversity of the guitar. The range of programming, accessible location, intriguing objects, and engaging information will ensure that this exhibit will become a favorite among its visitors.

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