Songwriters Hall of Fame launches new traveling exhibit

Viewing the Songwriters Hall of Fame exhibit timeline

The Songwriters Hall of Fame has launched a new traveling exhibit, “Songwriters Hall of Fame Songwriting Experience,” currently on display at CUNY Graduate Center James Gallery in New York City through July 24. The new exhibit will also travel to other cities across the country to be announced later this year.

Organized by the Grammy Museum, the Songwriters Hall of Fame Songwriting Experience takes an in-depth look at the great works of composition that constitute the treasure 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.

The piano of legendary Tin Pan Alley-era songwriter Victor Herbert, who composed “Babes in Toyland”

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 the 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 good as Hal David Starlight Award Winners John Legend, Taylor Swift and Nick Jonas. An interactive songwriting also includes Toby Keith, Carole King, Smokey Robinson and Don Schlitz dissect their hits.

Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame honors an array of the most beloved songs from the world’s popular music songbook. The non-profit organization’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacy of songwriters of all genres while developing and nurturing the next generation of songwriters through Masters Sessions, songwriting forums, scholarships and digital initiatives.

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