The Woody Guthrie Center® will host “Woody Guthrie: People Are the Song,” a special exhibition focusing on Woody Guthrie’s songs, artwork and prose, all in tribute and reverence for the people in this world.
Utilizing the Woody Guthrie Center’s vast collection and curated in collaboration with The Morgan Library & Museum, Woody Guthrie Publications and music historian Bob Santelli, the exhibit tells Guthrie’s story through his own lyrics, poetry, artwork, prose, musical instruments, photographs and correspondence.
Two exclusive, never-before-seen Woody Guthrie oil paintings, created in 1938 and 1939, will make their public debut when the exhibit opens on Oct. 12.
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Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) was one of America’s greatest folksingers and most influential songwriters. His songs celebrate the beauty and bounty of America and seek the truth about our country and its people. He turned complex ideas about democracy, human rights, and economic equality into simple songs that all Americans could embrace. Woody Guthrie spoke for those who carried a heavy burden or had come upon hard times — giving voice to their struggles and giving them hope and strength.
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