- Music & Musical Instruments 21
- Photography 13
- Work and Industry: Photographic History 13
- Lisa Law 12
- National Portrait Gallery Collection 11
- Popular Entertainment 10
- National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection 9
- Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments 7
- Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment 6
- Musical Crossroads 6
Rock and Roll
Any old way you choose it, for many, it's got to be rock and roll music.
As you explore our collections and videos below, don't miss Chuck Berry’s Cadillac. This Cadillac was driven on stage at the Fox Theater in St. Louis in the documentary, Hail! Hail! Rock and Roll! It was the same theater that turned him away as a child because he was black. See An Exploration of Smithsonian Collections Featuring African American Music from Smithsonian Music; hear from Wanda Jackson, the "First Lady" of rock and roll; watch a webcast with rock icon Van Halen as he discusses his American journey; and more.