As Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar wraps up this month, I look back and am amazed by the response. I had a feeling a guitar exhibition would resonate with Woodson Art Museum visitors. Even so, I was pleasantly surprised by the extent of the enthusiastic response.
The buzz about the guitar exhibition at the Woodson Art Museum is reverberating statewide and beyond, prompting road trips and repeat visits. Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution of the Guitar, complemented by an array of programs and performances, remains on view through May 31. Are you curious about visitors’ impressions and what to expect?
With each new exhibition or project the Woodson Art Museum embraces, we have the opportunity to engage new audiences in our community. For the current Medieval to Metal exhibition, the Woodson’s community has expanded considerably thanks to local and regional support from partners, sponsors, and grant dollars that allow for increased marketing efforts.
After years of piano, trombone, and even tuba lessons, what’s my oldest son’s instrument of choice? The guitar, for which we never purchased a lesson. That would’ve ruined it. We’re asking Woodson Art Museum visitors to share their guitar stories throughout Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution of the Guitar, on view through May 31. On a comment wall adjacent to a stage in the Museum’s Sound Lab, visitors are invited to “Note Your Guitar Experiences.”
The Woodson Art Museum team has been gearing up for Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution of the Guitar for months. Beginning in July, Museum staff worked with an impressive team of community partners whose insights, recommendations, and regional connections were valuable resources as program planning developed.