MIM Honors Glen Campbell

Museum opens new display celebrating the life and legacy of the country music star

Guitar used during Campbell’s Farewell Tour 

Musical Instrument Museum Artist Gallery’s newest display honors country music icon Glen Campbell (1936–2017). Campbell was one of the most successful musicians to bridge the gap between country and pop music during his six-decade career.

The exhibit features Campbell’s personal instruments and wardrobe, including a 1968 prototype of his signature model Ovation acoustic guitar played on The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, another guitar used extensively during his Farewell Tour and Highland bagpipes he played in concert, reflecting his Scottish ancestry.

“Campbell always thought of himself as a guitar player first and foremost. To have an exhibit at MIM would have meant the world to him,” says Kim Campbell, Campbell’s wife of 34 years.

Musical Instrument Museum Artist Gallery highlights include Pablo Casals, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, John Lennon and the recent Country Music Association Awards display.


Glen Campbell Display

Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix

For more information/tickets, visit mim.org.

 

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