You still have a bit of time to see the special "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" exhibit (a "must-see" attraction for all avid rock music fans) being shown at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan near Detroit. It is approximately a 2.5 hour drive from Cleveland to Dearborn.
"Women Who Rock" Being presented by Cleveland's own Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, "Women Who Rock" is a captivating and provocative interactive exhibit that explores the important roles that women artists have played in the genre of rock and roll from its early roots through today.
The exhibit puts more than 70 artists in the spotlights and features video and listening stations, costumes and more than 250 artifacts from some of the industry's most famous recording artists. Among some of the sights in the exhibit are Madonna's Blond Ambition bustier, The Supremes' "Black Swirls" dress, Joan Jett's black leather jacket, the sheet music to Carole King's song "You've Got a Friend," Chrissie Hynde's blue Fender guitar, the handwritten lyrics to Janis Joplin's "Move Over" and be sure you don't miss Lady Gaga's infamous "meat" dress.
Broken up into 8 different eras, the "Women Who Rock" exhibit features early artists like Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Mother Maybelle Carter, Mahalia Jackson and Billie Holiday. Other artists in the spotlight include LaVern Baker, Brenda Lee, Lesley Gore, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Grace Slick, Donna Summer, Deborah Harry, Cher, Tina Turner and of course, the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin.
Featured groups include the Shangri-Las, The Ronettes, Heart and Fleetwood Mac. In addition to Madonna and Lady Gaga, some of today's artists who are featured include Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Cyndi Lauper, Gwen Stefani and Janet Jackson.
The "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" exhibit will be presented through Sunday, August 17. Hours for The Henry Ford Museum are 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors (62+) and $13.50 for youth (5-12). Children under 5 are free. Admission for members is free. There is a $5 parking fee for non-members.
For more information about the "Women Who Rock" exhibit or about The Henry Ford Museum complex call 313-982-6001 or get online at www.thehenryford.org.
The Henry Ford Museum complex is located at 20900 Oakwood Blvd. in Dearborn, Michigan. It is approximately a 2.5 hour drive from Cleveland.