Electrified, Amplified, and Deified: The invention of the electric guitar in America

Zoom conversation

The electric guitar may be the most important instrument to arise during the 20th century. While initially developed during the 1930s in a quest simply for a louder guitar, the invention of an electrified version of the instrument ended up revolutionizing popular music, impacting global musical genres, and achieving iconic status as a symbol of American culture. Join Monica Smith and the Riverfront Museum’s own Zac Zetterberg in a conversation about this stellar instrument.

LIVE Zoom Conversation

Featuring Monica M. Smith, Head of Exhibitions and Interpretation at the Lemelson Center with the Smithsonian
with Zac Zetterberg, Curator of Art and the Center for American Decoys

Questions will be welcomed at the end of the presentation. Advanced registration required.

$7 Member per connection | $12 Public per connection

Register online now – https://cart.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org/performance.aspx…

Only one connection is necessary per household, if everyone is tuning into one device. Please purchase one connection per device being used. Limited Connections Available.

Questions? Email hplacko@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org