“Paul Simon: Words & Music,” a traveling exhibition curated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will make its only West Coast stop at the Skirball Cultural Center from April 27 to Sept. 10.
The exhibit will be organized chronologically, with specially themed sections that cover Simon’s early years, his Simon & Garfunkel period, his acclaimed solo work since 1971 and his songwriting process.
Developed based on exclusive interviews with the artist, the show will walk visitors through 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, the exhibit will include additional artifacts from Simon’s private archive and a newly created music lab developed by the Skirball in cooperation with Roland Corporation.
The Skirball Cultural Center is located at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. For information, visit skirball.org.