Music America: Iconic Objects from America's Music History tells the complex story of American music through instruments, hand-written original lyrics, books, photographs, costumes, and other objects from major artists performing in all walks of American music in different decades and portrays the story of those artists who contributed to it. The exhibition, curated by the Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music, features more than one hundred iconic objects from America's music history. Visitors will be able to see artifacts from artists like Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke, Chuck D, Bob Dylan, Gloria Estefan, Ella Fitzgerald, Lady Gaga, Woody Guthrie, Jimi Hendrix, Faith Hill, Buddy Holly, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, Carlos Santana, Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift, Tupac, and more. The exhibition is on display through August 11, 2024.
Plan Your Visit
The LBJ Library is located at 2313 Red River Street in Austin, Texas and is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The last visitor will be admitted at 4:00 p.m.
Music America Kick Off Event
Members joined us for a special celebration and exhibit preview at the LBJ Library on February 15 with the curator, Robert Santelli, and performances by Alejandro Escovedo, Ruthie Foster, Lyle Lovett, Jimmie Vaughan, and Erika Wennerstrom.
Become a Member
Want free or discounted tickets, special event invitations, and more? All members receive free admission to the LBJ Presidential Library's permanent and special exhibits, free admission to fourteen other presidential libraries, and a 10% discount in the gift store. Members at the Individual ($65/$80) and above levels receive invitations and admission to our popular Evening With speaker series.
The LBJ Presidential Library and the Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music announce the debut of the exhibition Music America: Iconic Objects from America's Music History.