The Songwriters Hall of Fame Songwriting Experience celebrates the work and legacy of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and explores the mysteries behind the making of great music. Through graphic panels, artifact displays, and interactive experiences, the exhibition examines the songwriter’s creative process, tells the stories of great songwriters – all of whom are members of the Songwriters Hall of Fame – and digs deep into the great compositional works that make up the American music treasury. Curated by the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum, the exhibit also uncovers the creative process of some of the Hall of Fame’s most revered songwriters and sheds light on many of their masterworks.
An original exhibit film featuring songwriters Jimmy Jam, Toby Keith, Carole King, Smokey Robinson, Carole Bayer Sager and Diane Warren, sharing insights about their creative process and a songwriting interactive featuring Toby Keith, Carole King, Smokey Robinson and Don Schlitz dissecting one of their hit songs
Watch a reel of highlights from our galas over the years, featuring contemporary Hal David Starlight Award honorees like John Legend, Taylor Swift and Nick Jonas
Songwriting artifacts representing the creative work of Desmond Child, Steve Dorff, Woody Guthrie, Toby Keith, John Mellencamp, Alan Menken and Carole Bayer Sager, among others.
Curator: Bob Santelli (Founding Executive Director, GRAMMY Museum)
Co-curator: Jasen Emmons (Chief Curator and VP, Curatorial Affairs, GRAMMY Museum)
June 15 - July 24, 2022
Sunday to Wednesday 12pm – 6pm
Friday and Saturday 12 – 8pm
Visit this exhibit for a limited time before it travels on to the next location!
James Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue at 35th Street
All visitors must present proof of vaccination and government issued photo ID for entry.
~ Admission is free! ~