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Current Exhibit 

Gallery Visiting Hours: Monday - Friday (10 am - 4 pm)


From the Jazz Age to Streaming: The Soundtrack of the 20s-20s juxtaposes the popular music and pop culture of the 1920s and the 2020s in terms of how music has been recorded, marketed, purchased and experienced and how the music has reflected the social disparities and other trends of its time.


Visitors can look forward to learning about featured artists from Louis Armstrong and Cole Porter to Taylor Swift and Lizzo, viewing "Over the Rainbow" composer Harlen Arlen's personal piano, and engaging with interactive touchscreens to experience the music of the two decades.


Ways to Engage:

This exhibit is not limited to the in-person Gallery experience. Explore online format options if you are located nationally or continue learning about the music of the 20s/20s beyond the Songbook Gallery by exploring our interactive music quiz and customized results!



Plan Your Visit:

The Songbook Exhibit Gallery welcomes visitors Monday through Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm to explore our current exhibition. The Gallery is also open one hour prior to select Center Presents performances. 


To visit us, please enter the west entrance of the Palladium on 3rd Ave and let a Box Office representative know you would like to tour the Songbook Exhibit Gallery. Admission is free and tour groups are welcome.


If you would like to schedule a tour with your group, please email or call 317.844.2251 to speak to our staff.



This exhibit received generous support from Avison Young, the National Endowment for the Arts and the City of Carmel.