The Moogseum and Bob Moog Foundation are thrilled to share our participation in Google Arts and Culture’s Music, Makers, and Machines exhibition, joining 55 partner museums and non-profits from around the world. The Moogseum’s online collection features 13 exhibits and over 275 archival materials from the Bob Moog Foundation Archives.

The Moogseum’s exhibits explore Bob Moog’s life and career; evolutions in synthesis over a 100-year period; the history of Moog synthesizers; the use of Moog synthesizers in pop, rock, funk, jazz, and early pioneering works; the fundamentals of synthesis as explored through Moog circuitry; the early history of the Minimoog, and more. 

Through the Google exhibit interface, a wide variety of stunning photos and videos are integrated throughout the exhibit hosted on YouTube to enrich each visitors experience. 

Exploring the Fundamentals of Synthesis Through Moog Circuitry

“The Moogseum is extremely proud to participate in Google Arts & Culture’s Music, Makers, and Machines exhibition and to join other world class institutions and organizations in bringing the world of electronic music to a vast audience,” notes Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation and the Moogseum. “Our 13 exhibits expand upon the Moogseum’s work to bring Bob Moog’s pioneering legacy alive as a source of inspiration for people of all ages.”

The Evolution of Moog Synthesizers

BLACKTRONIKA

The Moogseum is thrilled to host Blacktronika, a special exhibit curated by professor and electronic musician King Britt, based on his popular course by the same name that he developed and teaches through his work at the University of California San Diego.

Blacktronika features Black innovators in electronic music including Sun Ra, Bernie Worell, Hank Shocklee, Carl Craig, Low Leaf, Ari Melenciano, James Poysner, Suzi Analogue, Don Lewis, Moor Mother, King Britt, Christina Wheeler, DeForrest Brown, Jr., Antipop Consortium, Computer Jay, Elisabeth Wheeler, and Attica Blue, each accompanied by an original sonic backdrop composed by King Britt.

Visit the Moogseum exhibits HERE

Visit Music, Makers & Machines HERE

Electronic music has always been a favourite of mine and has been present throughout my life. For me, it’s the soundtrack to growing up, meeting friends, or even studying or exercising. I’m proud that from today on, record labels and cultural institutions from all around the world are telling the history of electronic music on Google Arts & Culture. Learning about the music, the makers and the machines behind the tunes we love rekindle my appreciation for the movement’s impact on our lives”, said Amit Sood, Director of Google Arts & Culture.

About Music Makers & Machines

Music, Makers & Machines is presented by Google Arts & Culture and YouTube, working with international cultural institutions and partners from the music industry on a project about the history of electronic music. The project presents an immersive online exhibition on the pioneers and the most legendary instruments as well as highlighting contemporary trends, places, artists and technological turning points. This is the first comprehensive overview of a music movement presented on Google Arts & Culture. 

About Google Arts & Culture 

Google Arts & Culture puts the treasures, stories and knowledge of over 2.000 cultural institutions from 80 countries at your fingertips. It’s your doorway to explore art, history, and wonders of the world. Discover stories about cultural heritage ranging from Museum Island Berlin, Puerto Rico’s heritage, Sports in Australia or the women’s right movement to ancient Maya temples, Japanese Food and Indian Railways.