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6/21/14

REVIEW: "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" Exhibit at the Henry Ford (Part 1 of 5)


In 2012 I found myself on at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland on assignment from Motorcityblog. The museum was massive and contained 6 floors of exhibits. A music lovers dream come true.

A music lover trough and through, I jumped at the chance to cover the "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" touring exhibit brought to you by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and having it's final U.S. touring stop at the Henry Ford in Dearborn. A large collection of over 250 pieces of memorabilia from 70 women in rock and roll history.

There is so much to cover in regards to the exhibit that I plan on releasing my "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" review in five parts over the next few weeks.

Being greeted by a massive guitar outside of the exhibit entrance was not a bad way to start.

Also outside of the entrance into exhibit entrance was a piano that was gifted to a young Lady Gaga in 1966. Childhood photos adorn the top of the piano.




A large image of Joan Jett greets you as you enter and the "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" exhibit is explained.

If you love iconic album cover attire this exhibit has you covered. 

Cyndi Lauper's dress from the 1984 "She's So Unusual" album cover and her shoes worn on the back cover are on display.  


 
Meg White's (The White Stripes) "Pearly Queen”outfit from the Icky Thump album cover. Next to her outfit is her Pearl Peppermint Bass Drum from the first White Stripes Show in 1997.





















 
Chrissie Hynde (the Pretenders) outfit from the "Pretenders" debut album cover as well as her Blue Fender
Telecaster Guitar from the 1986 "Get Close" album cover.

   

Joan Jett's Outfit from the cover of her "I Love Rock and Roll" 1981 album which is next to a leather jacket she wore in the "I Love Rock and Roll" and "Bad Reputation" music videos. It is adorned with pro choice buttons.

                                                     
                                                     **All photos by Adrianne Johnston**


The "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" exhibit runs till August 17, 2014 so be sure to stop by before it's engagement ends. You will not be disappointed.
 

The "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" exhibit is FREE to view with regular Henry Ford admission ticket.

Admission Ticket prices are as follows:
MEMBERS- free of charge
NON-MEMBER SENIORS age 62 & up- $15
NON-MEMBER ADULTS age 13-61- $17
NON-MEMBER YOUTH age 5-12- $12.50
CHILDREN 4 & under- Free
 

Details: 313-982-6001 or The Henry Ford Website