In the midst of assembling the exhibit, in the upstairs rotunda gallery, HP Newquist, the founder and Executive Director of the National Guitar Museum , walked through and discussed (while overseeing the installation) what to expect in the newest exhibition in the Park, set to open December 20th.
“The aim of the exhibit is to show that the guitar isn’t just the instrument of your favorite songs, but that there is a history and a science that has effected pop culture for hundreds of years. Everyone from Chaucer to Shakespeare wrote about guitars,” explains Newquist.
Newquist, an award-winning author, documentary director, broadcast producer, and the former Editor-in-Chief of GUITAR Magazine, created the exhibit and not only founded but oversees the development of The National GUITAR Museum —the first museum in the world dedicated to the history, evolution and cultural impact of the guitar. The exhibit has been on the road for two years - touring like the rock stars that are featured in the exhibition. Coming most recently from Idaho Falls, the Fleet will host the West Coast Premiere of the exhibit and will remain at there through April 6, 2014 before moving on for...Read The Rest