Who Shot Rock and Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present at the:

ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM OF
THE LEHIGH VALLEY: Feb 11th-May 13th 2012
Scheller Gallery, Rodale Gallery, Fowler Gallery

Preview Party
Feb. 11th 2012 |  7-11 p.m.
Free to members, open to the public, $15 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance. R.S.V.P by February 9, 2012. 
610-432-4333, ext 129 or
events@allentownartmuseum.org

The party will feature music from radio station 99.9 The Hawk and Don Cunningham and His Cabinet.  There will be rock themed drinks and appetizers.  Bennett Automotive Group is a Preview Party Sponsor and will be displaying 4-5 luxury vehicles in front of the Museum, lit from the bottom and pumping music. Come dressed as your favorite rock star.

Gail Buckland will be signing books.

Special Curator Talk and Booksigning
Gail Buckland,
Who Shot Rock & Roll

Sunday Feb. 12th |  2-4 p.m.
Gail Buckland, noted historian and guest curator of Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present, gives a talk on the special exhibition. A graduate of the University of Rochester, Buckland is a Distinguished Visiting Professor and the former Olympus Visiting Professor of the History of Photography at The Cooper Union, New York City where she has taught since 1979. She has also taught at Columbia College, Sarah Lawrence, Chicago and Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. She is the author or collaborator on thirteen books of photography and history. A signing of the companion book follows.

Who Shot Rock & Roll
Party and Exhibition!

Saturday Feb. 18th |  7-11 p.m.
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SPECIAL events:

Special Lecture
Godlis: Shooting Rock & Roll

Sunday Feb. 26th |  2-4 p.m.
Join us when rock photographer Godlis talks about his experiences behind the lens shooting rock and roll. (David) Godlis began photographing at CBGB’s in 1976. As a refugee of the New York City street photography scene, his work reveals an infatuation with Leica cameras, long handheld exposures, and Brassai’s classic night photographs of the 1930’s. His grainy black and white images document the NYC punk scene of the 1970’s under the Bowery streetlights. Born in 1951 in New York City, he attended Imageworks School of Photography in Cambridge Massachusetts 1973-1975, before moving to New York City, where he now resides.$5 members, $15 non-members

Special Lecture
Terry Stewart: President and CEO,
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Thursday March 1st |  6-8 p.m.
Terry Stewart has been the President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum since 1999. The Hall of Fame and Museum, a nonprofit organization, exists to educate visitors, music fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. Since opening in 1995, the Hall of Fame and Museum has welcomed more than eight million people with annual visitors coming from all 50 states in the U.S. and more than 100 countries.
$5 members, $15 non-members

Special Lecture
Glamor Garb: Rock & Roll Costumes
Fred Dennis, Senior Curator of Costume, The Museum at FIT

Tuesday March 6th |  6-8 p.m.
Costumes have always helped define rock and roll. Join us when Fred Dennis shows us how fashion has influenced rock and how the music has influenced fashion. Fred has been with the Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) for over 20 years and has worked on some of the museum’s most popular exhibitions including: Japan Fashion Now, Gothic: Dark Glamour, The Corset: Fashioning the Body, China Chic: East Meets West. Most recently Fred co-curated the ground breaking, Daphne Guinness, which is currently on view. Fred also has a rock-influenced past; he was costumer for the rock group Boston.
$5 members, $15 non-members

Art After Hours: Rock the Halls
March 15th |  5:30-8 p.m.
Jimi Hendrix, Sonic Youth, The Beatles, Grace Jones, Dylan, The Ramones, Sting, Jagger, Patti Smith, Blondie and Springstein are some of the folks sharing the galleries with us tonight. Posed or candid these images set the stage for an evening of entertainment based on the exhibit, Who Shot Rock & Roll. Join us as we celebrate the music and the times with food, fun and maybe a few facts about the artists behind these great photographs. How often do you get to party with Prince and Eminem? Wear your rock inspired garb- we dare you.
$10 members; $20 non-members.
Advance reservations strongly recommended
610-432-4333 ext. 154 or events@allentownartmuseum.org

Special Lecture: Martin Guitar’s Influence on American Musical Culture with Dick Boak, Director of Artist Relations, Martin Guitart
Tuesday March 22nd |  6-8 p.m.
Dick Boak manages Artist and Public Relations as well as Museum Exhibits and Historical Archives for the world-renowned Martin Guitar Company in Nazareth, PA. He established Martin’s Signature Edition guitar program which has produced collaborative models for more than 150 legendary artists including Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Stephen Stills, and Sting. His acclaimed book Martin Guitar Masterpieces relays the stories of those collaborations.
$5 members, $15 non-members


 

 

Special Lecture
Writing Rock with David Fricke, Senior Editor, Rolling Stone Magazine
Tuesday March 27th |  6-8 p.m.
David Fricke has been described as the legendary rock writer of our times. A Muhlenberg College alumnus and suburban Philadelphia native, David has been writing for Rolling Stone for over 25 years. He has interviewed most of Rock’s biggest names such as Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Kurt Cobain, Bob Dylan, Wilco and Phish. Join us in an interactive conversation as David shares some of his experiences of over thirty years of writing about rock & roll.
$5 members, $15 non-members.

Winter Family Festival: Shake, Rattle and Roll!
Sunday March 25th |  noon-4 p.m.
Jitterbug and jive your way into the Winter Festival at the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley! Hipcats of all ages will have a good time rockin’ to the music and entertainment that are sure to ignite the superstar in all of us. You may even see the King himself!

Our special exhibition, Who Shot Rock and Roll and music inspired art activities are guaranteed to help you get your groove on. See you on the Red Carpet and don’t forget to wear your jazziest outfit. Winter Family Festival is part of Free Sundays at the Museum. Leadership support provided by The John and Fannie Saeger Trust. Performance support provided by The Bessie S. Graham Music Fund. Family Festival is presented by Capital Blue Cross.

Kate Simon: A Conversation
Thursday April 19th |  6-8 p.m, Auditorium
Kate Simon has created many iconic photographs that have defined the subject and are part of modern popular culture. The Clash, on the cover of the debut album, Debbie Harry on the roof of her apartment, Bob Marley by the pool, David Bowie in the studio, Patti Smith on a rocking horse, all captured in a singular timeless style. She has shot intimate portraits of artists and writers such as William Burroughs, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, WH Auden, and Dennis Hopper. Kate's photography has appeared on countless record covers, book jackets and in publications around the world. Her work has been displayed in museums and galleries in Europe and the US. Join us as Kate Simon presents some of her works and talks about her life photographing the musical artists who defined the genre.

Art Ways Interactive Family Gallery
Welcome Back to Art Ways!
Through January 15, 2011

Rock On!..... up to Art Ways!
February 12 – May 13, 2012

Calling all bobby soxers, flower children, metal heads, hip hoppers, and everyone in between! Be inspired by the legendary bands and musicians in the special exhibition Who Shot Rock & Roll! Create your own rock influenced art works by experimenting with color, images, symbols and words. Also, explore how music, art and photography collided to create some of the most memorable album covers ever for such groups as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. By the end of your visit, you too will agree, rock and roll is here to stay!

Adult Programs: Wednesday Noon Talks
Join curators, artists and guest speakers on the first Wednesday of each month at noon for insightful gallery talks related to the permanent collection or special exhibitions. These casual talks run approximately 45 minutes and are free with Museum admission.

March 7th, Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present
Diane Fischer, Chief Curator

Teacher’s Preview
Tuesday February 28st |  4-5:30 p.m.
Art, language skills, math, music, technology, history, no matter what subject or grade level you teach, this is an evening to welcome and introduce you to what’s new and exciting at the Allentown Art Museum! Discover how the Museum can be a great resource for inter-disciplinary and multi-cultural curriculum building. Preview the exciting exhibition Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present, refreshments and more.
FREE program with teacher’s ID. Please call the Allentown Art Museum education department to reserve a space: 610-432-4333, ext. 132.

Exhibition Locations and Dates for:
Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York
October 30, 2009 – January 31, 2010
www.brooklynmuseum.org

Worcester Art Museum
Worcester, Massachusetts
March 5 – May 30 2010
www.worcesterart.org

Memphis Brooks Museum
Memphis, Tennessee
June 26 – September 26, 2010
www.brooksmuseum.org

Akron Art Museum
Akron, Ohio
October 23, 2010 – January 23, 2011
www.akronartmuseum.org

Columbia Museum of Art
Columbia, South Carolina
February 24  – May 22,  2011
www.columbiamuseum.org

Birmingham Museum of Art
Birmingham, AL
June 24  – September 18,  2011
www.artsbma.org

Tucson Museum of Art
Tucson, AZ
October 2, 2011  – January 15,  2012
www.tucsonmuseumofart.org

Allentown Art Museum
Allentown, PA
February 11, 2012  – May 13,  2012
www.allentownartmuseum.org

The Annenberg Space for Photography
Los Angeles, CA
June 28, 2012  – October 09,  2012
www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org