I was impressed with the building itself--so unique.
It was designed by I.M.Pei, who is a world-wide acclaimed architect. He said, "In designing this building,it was my intention to echo the energy of rock and roll. I have consciously used an architectural vocabulary that is bold and new, and I hope the building will become a dramatic landmark for the city of
Knowing this helps me appreciate the look of the museum, because architects, like quilters, express their ideas and concepts through their projects.
I have never been in Cleveland, so after we got off the bus, I had to take a look around.
|Great Lakes Science Center, next to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame|
|Skyline across from the Great Lakes Science Center|
|Skyline to the left of the Hall of Fame|
Well, into the museum we went with 1-1/2 hours to explore.
I started from the upper levels and worked my way down. I found on a lower level two exhibits I really enjoyed: the 12 minute introductory film Mystery Train and the hall explaining The Roots of Rock: Blues, Gospel, R&B, Country,
I did not take photos of all the exhibits (in some exhibits, no photography was allowed). But I will share just a few of the photos I took that brought back memories of long ago (I date myself).
The exhibit showing old radios, reel to reel tape players, 8 track players, etc. was very interesting to me. Guess I get that from my dad who was always tinkering with different tools and gadgets while I was growing up.
My next post includes another quilt stop and dinner in Little Italy.