Bob Gruen: Rock Seen

Friday, June 21 – Sunday, November 17

For over fifty years, rock & roll photographer Bob Gruen has captured some of the most memorable images of rock’s legendary performers, both on and offstage. From Bob Dylan and John Lennon to Sid Vicious and Iggy Pop; from the Rolling Stones and the Ramones to the New York Dolls and Kiss; from Tina Turner and Yoko Ono to Debbie Harry and Courtney Love, these iconic photographs record the public lives and private moments of music’s most famous artists.

Generous support for this exhibition is provided by Sherman Wells Sylvester & Stamelman LLP.



Film Screenings

In addition to Gruen’s photographs there will be screenings of his films in the Museum’s Bickford Theatre throughout the course of the exhibition.

FREE with museum admission. Pre-registration is not required.

Ike and Tina Turner: On the Road 1971-72 (2012)
Wednesday, July 31, 1:00PM and 3:00PM

In the early 70’s, legendary rock photographer Bob Gruen and his wife Nadya toured with Ike and Tina Turner and filmed them performing—on the road and behind the scenes. (81 min)

New York Dolls: All Dolled Up (2005)
Friday, August 9, 1:00PM and 3:00PM

Drawn from footage over a period of three years, Bob Gruen and his wife Nadya used a portable video recorder to create this feature-length documentary following the band from their early performances in New York to their West Coast tour. (90 min)

New York Dolls: Lookin’ Fine On Television (2011)
Tuesday, August 20, 1:00PM and 3:00PM

Features period footage of the legendary proto-glam/punk forebearers, shot by Bob Gruen and his wife Nadya, from New York City to the TV studios, clubs, and swimming pools of Los Angeles. (73 min)

Image Credit: Bob Gruen,Led Zeppelin, New York, 1973.Photo courtesy of the artist.


Jul 20 2019


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