"Women Who Rock," the exhibit that opened recently at the Henry Ford museum, crosses musical boundaries beyond rock and roll. But there is a lot of shaking going on in the exhibit that had visitors bopping their heads, goggling at dresses and listening intently to the video stories of the likes of
"Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" features 70 female artists —most well-known, but some little-known — whose voices or musical instruments have made America dance, laugh, smile and sometimes cry.
Guitars, song sheets, scribbled notes and handwritten lyrics are among the 250 artifacts. But by far the biggest attraction among visitors Sunday were the clothes.
"That's freaking gorgeous," said
Tusek, a music lover who plays guitar in a band called Screw, was visiting the exhibit with his wife,
"I love it,"
There were plenty of clothes to see. Among them: Madonna's tux,
Briana said she was especially glad to see women featured in the exhibit, which was created by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in
"They're not given enough credit for what they do,"
"Women are a big part of the music industry,"
And despite the name, the exhibit included women from various genres and generations, including gospel singer
Juanita Dauya was visiting from
"I think it's fabulous," she said. "There's a lot of history here that I just didn't know about. And I especially appreciate seeing so many African-American women and how much respect they're getting for their influence. But it's good to see all women being acknowledged."
There was no hesitation about her favourite museum piece: "I'm really excited to see that hat that
The exhibit runs through
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