By Kara Briggs
“We’re trying to show where Native musicians were instrumental in crafting the big American music,” said Tim Johnson, one of the museum’s associate directors, “and document instances where Native musicians were right in the center of it.”
The exhibition opens July 1.
Below: "Janie Hendrix, President/CEO of Experience Hendrix, delivers a coat that belonged to her stepbrother, Jimi Hendrix, to the National Museum of the American Indian’s Tim Johnson. The iconic coat, along with some of the rock-and-roll legend’s guitars and other items, will be on display as part of Up Where We Belong beginning July 1." (Katherine Fogden, National Museum of the American Indian)