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Martin Guitar Museum unveils new Joan Baez exhibit


The Martin Guitar Museum in Nazareth hosts a new exhibit celebrating the life and musical legacy of the legendary Joan Baez, marking the first time a museum exhibit will be dedicated solely to her guitars and original artwork.

A cultural icon and folk music pioneer, Baez has inspired generations with her soul-stirring music, unwavering commitment to social justice, and dedication to making the world a better place. The Martin Guitar Museum is honored to pay tribute to this extraordinary artist by hosting this exclusive exhibit, featuring an incredible collection of instruments, artwork, memorabilia, and personal items from Baez’s illustrious career.

“Joan Baez: Musician & Artist” takes visitors on a timeless journey through her life’s work, from her early interest in the arts through her enduring impact on popular music, civil rights, anti-war movements, and humanitarian causes. The exhibit includes:

·Baez’s iconic 1929 Martin 0-45 and signature prototype

·Original paintings and drawings, rare photographs, and tour memorabilia

·Handwritten lyrics, letters, setlists, and more

Visitors will also have the chance to learn more about Baez’s collaboration with C. F. Martin & Co. and the role Martin guitars played in shaping her distinctive sound.

The exhibit, at 510 Sycamore St., Nazareth, will be open to the public through April.

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