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National Liberty Museum Announces Upcoming Winter Exhibition Amplified: Art, Music, Power

National Liberty Museum Announces Upcoming Winter Exhibition Amplified: Art, Music, Power

The National Liberty Museum (NLM) has announced its first exhibition for 2024, Amplified: Art, Music, Power, open to the public January 6, 2024 through April 8, 2024. The juried exhibition features the work of a nationwide group of diverse artists whose pieces look at music and performance as positive forces for liberty and equality, and as platforms for individual expression and community empowerment.

The artwork assembled for Amplified explores the power of music as a means of expression and as reflections of personal and community identity. Throughout the exhibition, personal stories of the artists and jurists are told through artwork, performance, anecdotes, and ephemera. In creating this rich multimedia experience, the National Liberty Museum hopes to spark dialogues about vital freedoms of expression and assembly, and the challenges of censorship, appropriation, and exploitation.

“At the National Liberty Museum, we understand that liberty, much like music, is both a deeply personal and shared experience,” said Dr. Elizabeth Grant, Chief Program Officer of the National Liberty Museum. “Amplified: Art, Music, Power invites visitors to explore how music can both connect and divide us, to celebrate vital freedoms of expression and assembly, and consider what it means to be free.”

Amplified: Art, Music, Power invited artists to reflect on how music exists as a form of expression, as an experience, and as the soundtrack of our memories. The artists for the exhibition were selected from a national call by a panel of jurists that included: Robert Drake, writer and DJ for WXPN-FM; Zindzi Harley, independent curator and founder of the online culture hub Zindzine; John Morrison, writer, DJ and host of Culture Cypher Radio (WXPN-FM); Robert Perry, owner of the legendary bar Tattooed Mom; and Melissa Ziobro, Curator at the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music.


Thu ‒ Mon: 10am ‒ 05pm

Adults: $12 Seniors (65+): $10 Students (with valid ID): $8 Youth (ages 6–17): $6 Children (under 5): No Charge Museum Members: Free

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