When: Sept. 21-Dec. 30 2012
The Gibbes Museum is tapping into its inner rock star this fall with Sound and Vision: Monumental Rock and Roll Photography. The exhibit, which opens Sept. 21, features photographs of iconic performers from the last five decades in the world of rock 'n' roll, blues, and hip-hop. "There are about 20 photographers represented in the exhibit," says Gibbes Curator of Exhibitions Pam Wall. "These photographers either went on tour with these musicians, or just got lucky at one point and were able to photograph them." The exhibition originated at the Columbus Museum in Georgia, and the Gibbes hopes to attract a new, younger demographic with the photographs. "This is definitely an exhibit everyone can enjoy," Wall says. "There are a lot of recognizable images for people of all generations, with photos of artists like Jay-Z, Kurt Cobain, Elvis, and Tupac."