The Metropolitan Museum of Art just announced their brand-new Rock ‘n’ Roll exhibit, but some music fans are not happy with the Met’s lack of inclusiveness when it comes to female rockers.
The exhibit, called “Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll”, will showcase iconic instruments used by such artists as The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, Jimmy Page, Steve Miller, St. Vincent, The Rolling Stones and more.
But Twitter quickly took notice that St. Vincent was the one and only featured female.
Recording artist/producer Neko Case called out the museum, asking for a change. “Seriously, MET Museum, why only one woman in this exhibit?” she wrote on Twitter.
She added, “Who curated this? Do you really think NO OTHER WOMEN, OR FEMALE IDENTIFYING performers contributed to rock n’ roll? Please answer this. Thank you.”
Another Twitter comment went one step further by actually listing an array of female rockers that the museum managed to ignore.
“I don’t understand how this is even possible,” Twitter user Claire M. Biggs replied. “Joan Jett? Pat Benatar? Janis Joplin? Debbie Harry? A million other women?”
Other Twitter users had their own thoughts as well:
The exhibition will be on display at the Met from April 8, 2019 through Oct. 1, 2019, before moving to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, in November 2019.
The Met has yet to respond.