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september, 2020

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sat26sep10:00 am5:00 pmGuitar | The Instrument That Rocked the World10:00 am - 5:00 pm Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St Event Organized By: Peoria Riverfront Museum Event Type :Art Exhibit Social Distancing Enforced: Yes Face Mask Required: Yes


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Peoria Riverfront Museum

222 SW Washington St

Social Distancing Enforced


Face Mask Required


Event Details

GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World
SEPTEMBER 26, 2020 – JANUARY 10, 2021
“GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World” takes visitors of all ages on a fascinating and engaging exploration of the art, science, sound, history, and pop culture behind the world’s most popular instrument! Featuring a unique collection of more than 70 instruments —ranging from the rare and antique to the wildly popular and innovative—along with performance video, models and more,”GUITAR” gives you a chance to interact with the instrument 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 one of the most enduring icons of the past 200 years, evolving from European and Asian instruments during the Middle Ages (oud, sitar, and lute). In “GUITAR,” these instruments are displayed side by side next to the guitar as we know it today, with its signature hourglass shape. Packed with STEAM-based elements, GUITAR introduces visitors to concepts including electromagnetism, sound waves, frequency, decibel levels, mathematical scales, engineering design, and materials—along with amplification, memory skills, and performance.”GUITAR” explores all facets of the guitar’s history as an instrument of popular culture over four centuries to the science of creating sound with wood and steel.
Be inspired! Come explore, play and enjoy “GUITAR”!
Stay “Tuned” for upcoming programs & events!

We thank our exhibition presenting sponsor,

Illinois Mutual Life Insurance Company

and our supporting sponsors, the Corporate Visionary Society Council and

Illinois Arts Council Agency

“GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World” is produced by

The National GUITAR Museum

. The NGM was founded to promote and preserve the legacy of the guitar, and is the world’s first museum dedicated to the history, science, evolution, and cultural impact of the guitar.


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Peoria Riverfront Museum222 SW Washington St