The State of Sound: A World of Music from Illinois, will be a 2021 special exhibit in the Museum’s Illinois Gallery.
Written by the award-winning author, documentary-producer, and former Chicago Sun-Times columnist and critic, Dave Hoekstra, and produced by the ALPLM, the exhibit will open in the spring of 2021. From Muddy Waters to REO Speedwagon, Cheap Trick to Earth, Wind and Fire, and Chance the Rapper, the land of Lincoln has produced some of the most highly celebrated music in rock history. Musicians, legendary radio stations, and musical gear have shaped the sonic history of Illinois and the world. This exhibit will showcase the achievements and contributions of the state’s finest in music.