Created by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, State of Sound showcases the achievements of Illinois’ finest musicians. The Land of Lincoln has produced some of the most celebrated artists in music history, from Muddy Waters to REO Speedwagon, Smashing Pumpkins to Earth Wind and Fire, Chance the Rapper to John Prine.
This one-of-a-kind exhibit explores 13 musical genres through photos, videos, and artifacts on loan from the artists themselves. It traces the state’s monumental impact on gospel, blues, jazz, and hip-hop. You’ll get new perspectives on household names and encounter some amazing musicians you’ve never heard of. Visitors can even listen to interviews with some of those artists and the people who knew them best.
The exhibit will be open for viewing during all Navy Pier hours.