With rare recordings and videos, archival photographs and interactive multimedia displays, the past century of American popular music is presented in "Social Crossroads," the first exhibition ever presented by the Smithsonian Institution outside of Washington, D.C. From field hollers and gospel hymns to the turn-of-the-century blues of W. C. Handy, it's all here. Narrated tours on portable audio players allow visitors to customize their tours and musical selections. And with each new artist, from Otis Redding and Al Green to Earth, Wind & Fire, Memphis shines. Allow an hour.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Recommended 2010