The Oakland Museum of California has an exhibit up that explores the cultural and social aspects of collecting vinyl. Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records opened on April 19th, coinciding with Record Store Day.
The exhibit has listening stations, talks, performances, films, and more:
- Documentation of notable record collections
- Album art history
- Work by Walter Kitundu
- Learn how to use a record player and DJ
- Listening stations with curated vinyl crates
- Curate your own crate
The museum hopes to explore “how a range of communities comes together to create shared popular culture“. This theme continues in another show they have up, SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot.
Amoeba Music provided in-kind donations for this vinyl exhibition.
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