Bob Gruen: Rock Seen

June 21, 2019 – November 17, 2019

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 – now concluded

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

Rock & Roll Exposed: The Photography of Bob Gruen (2011)
Friday, June 21, 1:00PM and 3:00PM

Grammy Award-winning filmmaker Don Letts explores Bob Gruen’s life and work, giving insight into the personalities behind the images and memories of wild times spent with rock & roll stars, as well as intimate recollections.

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

In the early ’70s, Bob Gruen and his wife Nadya toured with Ike and Tina Turner and filmed them performing – on the road and behind the scenes.

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.

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.

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


Jun 21 2019 - Nov 17 2019


Sunday: 12-5pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm