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Pop Culture Behind the World’s Most Popular Instrument


A new exhibit “Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World,” opening Nov. 19 at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, takes you on a fascinating exploration of the science, sound, history and pop culture behind the world’s most popular instrument.

 

You will experience and celebrate the many facets of this iconic instrument, from its origin and continued evolution, to the music it creates and the cultural impact it has had. Explore STEAM concepts like sound waves, frequency, mathematical scales, engineering and more through a wide range of hands-on experiences.  And get to know some local guitarists through short biographies and imagery featured throughout the exhibition.

 

Photo: Cortesía de Denver Museum of Nature & Science Traveling exhibition explores the sound, science, history and cultural importance of the guitar at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in Denver, Colorado.

The exhibition features more than 60 instruments and explores the cultural and physical history of the guitar—from lutes and ouds to modern, high-tech and experimental instruments. You will learn about the science behind the guitar and discover how it became the cultural icon it is today.

 

“The guitar crosses many boundaries—from cultures to sounds to physical materials,” Gabriela Chavarria, Ph.D., Denver Museum of Nature and Science vice president of science and exhibition curator says. “Whether you consider yourself a music aficionado, a history buff, a tropical wood connoisseur or simply a curious human, there is something for you in this exhibition, and we’re excited to share it with our communities.”

 

Don’t miss your chance to strum the world’s largest playable guitar, measuring in at 43.5 feet long and certified by Guinness World Records.

 

“Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World” is a traveling exhibition of The National GUITAR Museum and is included with general admission. For tickets visit dmns.org/guitars.

 

“The guitar crosses many boundaries—from cultures to sounds to physical materials.”
Gabriela Chavarria, Denver Museum of Nature and Science

 

The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. To learn more about the Museum, visit dmns.org or call 303-370-6000.

 

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