Springsteen’s America: This Hard Land


Happening Now


Monmouth University


Guggenheim Library
400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, NJ 07764


About this Event

Located in the lobby of the Guggenheim Memorial Library at Monmouth University, Springsteen’s America: This Hard Land, explores Bruce Springsteen’s voice as an activist and as a leader for the voiceless through his folk-rock albums Nebraska (1982), and The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995). Using rare artifacts from these time periods, such as alternate album covers from Nebraska (Frank Stefanko), and concert tickets from Bruce Springsteen’s Solo Acoustic tour (1995-97), this exhibit showcases Bruce Springsteen on a deeper level and connects him to other important American voices of the past such as John Steinbeck, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and more. Springsteen has long stated, “In the end, nobody wins unless everybody wins” and now more than ever, those words have never been truer. There is a lot to discover and learn from this unique exhibit that will be open through the fall/winter of 2020.

Curated by Monmouth University students: Annalaan Lemay, Connor Rupp