Patty Rhule: January 11, 2017

Louder Than Words:
Rock, Power and Politics

Newseum Opening New Exhibit from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame




From the moment rock and roll hit the airwaves, it has played a crucial role in politics and social movements around the world. Now, two iconic museums – the Newseum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio – are partnering on a one-of-a-kind exhibit that explores the power of rock to change attitudes about patriotism, peace, equality and freedom.

“Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics” showcases the intersection between rock and politics and examine how artists exercise their First Amendment rights, challenge assumptions and beliefs, stimulate thought and effect change. Through iconic artifacts and photographs, and multimedia experiences, the exhibit will explore music’s influence on civil rights, the Vietnam War and gender equality, and will cover such artists as Bob Dylan, U2 and Rage Against the Machine.

“Louder Than Words” opens at the Newseum on Jan. 13, 2017, where it will be on display through July 31, 2017.

On Wednesday, January 11th, Newseum Director of Exhibit Development Patty Rhule is available to you and your listeners to discuss the exhibit and how rock-n- roll has shaped politics and changed the world.

More About Patty Rhule:

Patty Rhule is the director of exhibit development at the Newseum, overseeing a talented team of writers and editors who produce the Newseum’s permanent and changing exhibits. Before coming to the Newseum in 2007, she worked at USA Today in a variety of editing roles. She is a founding editor of USA Today, and started her career as an editor at The Huntington (W.Va.) Advertiser and as a reporter at The Herald-Dispatch.

More About The Newseum:

The Newseum, headquartered in Washington, D.C., promotes, explains and defends free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition.  Since opening in 2008, more than 6 million people have visited its modern building located on historic Pennsylvania Avenue between the United States Capitol and the White House. The Newseum’s seven levels of interactive exhibits include 15 galleries and 15 theaters. Among the most memorable exhibits are the 9/11 Gallery sponsored by Comcast featuring the broadcast antennae from the top of the World Trade Center, the Berlin Wall Gallery, whose eight concrete sections are one of the largest pieces of the original wall outside Germany, and the Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery, which features photographs from every Pulitzer Prize–winning entry dating back to 1942. In 2016, TripAdvisor users rated the Newseum as a “Traveler’s Choice Top 25 Museum in the U.S.”


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