Songwriters Hall of Fame Exhibit timeline display
The Songwriters Hall of Fame has launched a new traveling exhibit, the “Songwriters Hall of Fame Songwriting Experience,” currently on display at New York’s CUNY Graduate Center James Gallery through July 24. The new exhibit will also travel to other cities around the country to be announced later this year.
Curated by the Grammy Museum, the Songwriters Hall of Fame Songwriting Experience digs deep into the great compositional works that make up the treasure trove of American music. Through graphic panels, artifact displays, and interactive experiences, it examines the creative process and works of some of the world’s most prolific songwriters.
Artifacts on display represent the work of renowned writers including Sammy Cahn, Desmond Child, Steve Dorff, Woody Guthrie, John Mellencamp, Alan Menken, and Carole Bayer Sager, among others.
Visitors can watch highlights from Songwriters Hall of Fame galas and interviews with inductees including Jimmy Jam, Toby Keith, Carole King, Smokey Robinson, Carole Bayer Sager, and Diane Warren, as well as Hal David Starlight Award honorees John Legend, Taylor Swift and Nick Jonas. A songwriting interactive also features Toby Keith, Carole King, Smokey Robinson, and Don Schlitz dissecting their hits.
Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame honors a spectrum of the most beloved songs from the world’s popular music songbook. The non-profit’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres while developing and nurturing the next generation of songwriters through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships, and digital initiatives.
By: Lorie Hollabaugh at Music Row Magazine
The piano of legendary Tin Pan Alley- era songwriter Victor Herbert, who composed “Babes in Toyland”