The Joseph Brant Museum announced its first special exhibit will be the Canadian premiere of “Part of the Machine: Rock & Pinball” from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
The feature will be part of the museum’s inaugural travelling exhibit, which will be on display from Oct 6 to Jan 12, 2020.
The interactive exhibition will feature 10 playable pinball machines featuring The Beatles, KISS, Rolling Stones, The Who, and more. Pete Townshend’s “Tommy” guitar will also be on display, along with a KISS drumkit and Alice Cooper’s electric chair stage prop.
Our first special exhibition has arrived! Part of the Machine: Rock & Pinball opens Oct 6, featuring rock-themed, playable pinball machines alongside artifacts related to artists and bands. More info here >> https://t.co/U0wueAYFIE#pinball #longliverock #josephbrantmuseum pic.twitter.com/99SIch4u11
— Museums of Burlington (@MuseumsBurlON) September 26, 2019
The Joseph Brant Museum celebrated its official transformational re-opening on Sept 15.
“We are immensely grateful to our federal, provincial and city partners, as well as many private and corporate donors, staff, board members and volunteers who have worked tirelessly to see this project through to completion,” says Director of Museums of Burlington, Barbara Teatero. “The facility opening is the culmination of a multi-year, visionary process for everyone involved. We’re beyond excited to reveal this unique, distinctive space and the foundational exhibitions to the public and visitors to Burlington.”
The Joseph Brant Museum Foundation contributed 2.5 million to the project, while $2.9 million came from the City of Burlington, and the federal and provincial government provided another $6 million.