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America at the Crossroads: The Guitar and a Changing Nation

On view May 24 – September 1, 2024

Discover the evolution and cultural impact of the guitar through history in “America at the Crossroads,” a traveling exhibition from the National Guitar Museum. A bonus section in the California Museum’s presentation spotlights Golden State musicians and manufacturers who made their mark globally.

  • A 40-instrument display on the guitar’s evolution through different historical eras
  • Original guitars played by Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker, Eddie Van Halen and Los Tigres del Norte
  • Displays highlighting California guitar makers Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, Taylor Guitars, Alembic, and Santa Cruz Guitar Company

Advance tickets available through the link below.