Celebrate the right to free expression at an exhibition that rocks! Explore Springsteen’s career in From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen, the first major exhibition about the American songwriter. Created by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, this must-see exhibition makes its East Coast debut at the National Constitution Center—the first and only venue where it is slated to travel.
Through his lyrics, Springsteen gives voice to the struggles of the working class, veterans, immigrants, and other groups whose unique stories add to the definition of “We the People.” His distinctive brand of heartland rock brings a sense of urgency, patriotism, and realism to popular music.
From Asbury Park to the Promised Land takes a comprehensive look at Springsteen’s catalog, from such early bands as Child, the Castiles, and Steel Mill through his work with the E Street Band and as a solo artist. Visitors have the rare opportunity to view several of Springsteen’s guitars, including the Fender Esquire from the cover of Born to Run, as well as the outfit he wore on the cover of Born in the U.S.A., numerous handwritten lyric manuscripts, posters and handbills from all phases of his career, and various awards and honors. In addition, the exhibition features Springsteen’s 1960 Chevrolet Corvette, which he purchased after the success of Born to Run.
“The American idea is a beautiful idea. It needs to be preserved, served, protected and sung out on a nightly basis. That’s what I’m going to try to do.”