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The Met to Host Rock Instrument Exhibition

February 25, 2019

It is well-known that the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City, "the Met", is the largest art museum in the United States. With 7.06 million visitors to its three locations in 2016, it was the third most visited art museum in the world, and the fifth most visited museum of any kind.[8] Its permanent collection contains over two million works, divided among seventeen curatorial departments. The main building, on the eastern edge of Central Park along Museum Mile in Manhattan 's Upper East Side is by area one of the world's largest art galleries. A much smaller second location, The Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan, contains an extensive collection of art, architecture, and artifacts from Medieval Europe. On March 18, 2016, the museum opened the Met Breuer museum at Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side; it extends the museum's modern and contemporary art program. The met now has come up with new forms of exhibition which will bring many artists together in terms of art.

The met museum is now hosting a new exhibition in New York City which will be celebrating the instruments that have been a focal part of incredible moments throughout rock history. As it’s well noted by Rolling Stone, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will be mainly hosting an exhibit called Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll, the first major exhibition dedicated to the genre’s instruments. The exhibition is set to feature more than 130 different musical equipment used by the famous artists, from Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley to the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and Jimi Hendrix to Metallica and St. Vincent, along with many others. This exhibit will host all the known famous artists of rock in New York City.

Reports from Rolling Stone says that the instruments were gathered from “70 private and public collections in the United States and the United Kingdom.” The exhibit will span from 1939 to 2017, featuring Hendrix’s “Flying V” guitar, Eric Clapton’s “Blackie,” Jerry Garcia’s “Wolf,” Chuck Berry’s main guitar from 1957 to 1963, St. Vincent’s 2015 electric guitar made from the remains of Pete Townshend’s smashed guitars, Keith Moon’s “Pictures of Lily” drum set, and Keith Emerson’s Moog synthesizer and Hammond organ. The all mentioned artists are true rock singers and instrumentalist who will make the exhibit fully live.

The exhibition is set to start on April 9, 2019 and will remain at The Met up until October 1, 2019. After that, the exhibit will make the permanent move to The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland this will create good opportunity for artists and the museum, where the art of music will be used to connect different type of artist.

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