The Art and Evolution of the GUITAR is a traveling exhibition organized by the National Guitar Museum. On display are approximately 40 instruments ranging from the rare and antique to the wildly popular and innovative. This exhibition explores all facets of the world's most popular instrument, from its history as an instrument of popular culture over the past four hundred years to modern efforts to reinvent the guitar with different materials, shapes, and approaches to design. Design illustrations, objects, and photographs provide a rich context for exploring the artistic components of the guitar. Visitors will experience the art, history, and cultural impact of the guitar. The artifacts are supplemented with dozens of photographs and illustrations that depict significant artists and instruments of the last century.