Vinyl records have made a slow and steady comeback in recent years, and now a major art exhibit is delving deeply into the culture surrounding the analog format for a wide audience.
Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records opens at the Oakland Museum of California on April 19 (also known as Record Store Day) and runs through July 27.
OMCA Senior Curator of Art René de Guzman has assembled a vast collection of record collection photos, cover art, films and other visual artifacts along with listening stations, hands-on DJ instructionals and an extensive collection of punk, hip-hop, new wave, experimental and other records. You can get the experience of "digging in the crates" to assemble a personal set that leaps across genre boundaries.
While this will appeal to a wide demographic, kids are sure to be extra fascinated by vinyl in action since many of them have never seen it before.