Paul Simon: Words and Music

This event took place on:
Thursday, April 27 - Sunday, September 3
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Paul Simon: Words and Music

Nick Elgar

Paul Simon: Words and Music

Collection of Paul Simon

Paul Simon notepad featuring handwritten lyric development for "Graceland", with cover page dated 3/30/85.

Paul Simon: Words and Music

Collection of Paul Simon

Paul Simon's first acoustic guitar, made by Stadium

Paul Simon: Words and Music

Photo by Lynne Goldsmith. Courtesy of Paul Simon Archive

Paul Simon, 2000


Through his extraordinary storytelling and exploration of sound, Paul Simon has captured the mood of the nation. Come celebrate his enduring legacy. On view will be instruments, records, sheet music, handwritten lyrics, photography, costumes, and stage maquettes, as well as listening stations and performance footage spanning Simon’s six-decade career.

Making its only West Coast stop at the Skirball, "Paul Simon: Words & Music" — a traveling exhibition organized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum—illustrates how the legendary artist’s music has reflected social and cultural ideals.

Based on exclusive interviews with the artist, the show will walk visitors through Paul Simon’s life and music and illuminate his creative process. On view will be instruments, records, sheet music, handwritten lyrics, photography, costumes, and stage maquettes, as well as listening stations and performance footage spanning Simon’s six-decade career. Exclusively for the Los Angeles presentation, "Paul Simon: Words & Music" will include additional artifacts from Simon’s private archive and a newly created music lab developed by the Skirball in cooperation with Roland Corporation. 

Event Info
April 27–September 3, 2017

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

About the sponsor:
The mission of the Skirball Cultural Center is to explore the connections between four thousand years of Jewish heritage and the vitality of American democratic ideals. It seeks to welcome and inspire people of every ethnic and cultural identity in American life. Guided by respective memories and experiences, together they aim to build a society in which everyone can feel at home.



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