PLAY the worlds largest guitar. VIEW 100 instruments & historical artifacts. LISTEN to diverse genres of music. ENGAGE with STEAM-based interactives. DISCOVER it’s cultural impact.
Explore the history of the world’s most recognized musical instrument. Experience diverse genres of music and discover the science of pitch and tone. Crossing over cultural boundaries, the guitar has made a significant impact on a wide variety of groups from gypsies to cowboys to teenage rebels.Not a fan of rock and roll? Don’t fret, GUITAR celebrates all music - from classical to heavy metal!
See over 60 guitars and nearly 100 historical artifacts that immerse you in the heart of music. Experience the rush of the world’s most recognized musical instrument through the powerful lens of science. You, too, can play a Guinness Record-breaking 43.5 foot long guitar. Discover how the selection of different materials and strings, fused with electromagnetism and amplification, create an elaborate device that has revolutionized music.
The guitar is the single most enduring icon in American history. This fully immersive exhibition explores all facets of the world’s most popular instrument, from its history as an instrument of popular culture over the past 400 hundred years to the science of creating sound with wood and steel.
Experience the science, sound, history, and cultural impact of the guitar in an exhibition that contains instruments ranging from the rare and antique to the wildly popular and innovative - along with hands-on interactives, models, touchscreens, performance video, audio, stunning images, and photographs.
Packed with STEAM-based elements, GUITAR introduces visitors to concepts including electromagnetism, sound waves, frequency, decibel levels, mathematical scales, engineering design, and materials - along with amplification, memory skills, and performance.
GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World is a touring exhibition of the National GUITAR Museum.
Contributing Sponsor: The Gilhousen Family Foundation
Supporting Sponsor: Ressler Chevrolet
IN THE NEWS
Museum of the Rockies unveils new global guitar exhibit, 6/8/18 ABC/FOX Montana
Guitar heroes – Museum of the Rockies showcases world’s most popular instrument, 5/24/18 Bozeman Daily Chronicle