"Music in Missouri" Opens in St. Louis

  • Music in Missouri

    Aug 2, 2022 – Apr 29, 2023
    Where

    SHSMO St. Louis Research Center
    222 Thomas Jefferson Library, UMSL
    1 University Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63121

    Where

    SHSMO St. Louis Research Center
    222 Thomas Jefferson Library, UMSL
    1 University Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63121

    Visit the Music in Missouri exhibit at the State Historical Society of Missouri–St. Louis Research Center. The exhibit explores Missouri’s contribution to American music, specifically St. Louis music styles, such as ragtime, jazz, rock ‘n roll, and rap. As viewers observe Missouri’s role in shaping American sound, they will also see the ways in which musical interactions broke down barriers—especially those based on race, gender, and region—and made Missouri a unique place for creativity, reinvention, and progress.

    SHSMO-St. Louis is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday-Friday. Appointments are not required to visit the exhibit.

    Meet us in St. Louis September 15, 4-6  p.m., for a special reception featuring the Music in Missouri exhibit, selected items from the St. Louis Research Center music acquisitions, and a raffle for a mini replica of the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt.