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Neko Case Calls Out Metropolitan Museum of Art for Lack of Female Performers in Rock & Roll Exhibit

Emily Shur
Neko Case

The first major art museum exhibit dedicated to the instruments of rock & roll is heading to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in April 2019. In the Rolling Stone's announcement of the exhibit, St. Vincent is the only female listed to be spotlighted at the MET alongside the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica and more.

Neko Case took to Twitter to express frustration over the lack of female representation. "Seriously, @metmuseum , why only one woman in this exhibit?" she wrote. "Who curated this? Do you really think NO OTHER WOMEN, OR FEMALE IDENTIFYING performers contributed to rock n’ roll? Please answer this. Thank you."

The collection, titled Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll, will feature 130 instruments spanning from 1939 to 2017. The full list of musicians has not been released, so it is still unclear whether or not St. Vincent is the only female artist.