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Gibbes Museum of Art announces Sound and Vision. Monumental Rock and Roll Photography

Gibbes Museum of Art presents Sound and Vision: Monumental Rock and Roll Photography, an exhibition on view from September 21 through December 30, 2012.

Organized by The Columbus Museum in Columbus, Georgia and guest curator Christopher Murray of Govinda Gallery in Washington, D.C., Sound and Vision presents an extraordinary look at the intersection between popular music and great photography. Since the 1950s, rock and roll has developed as the most significant musical movement in contemporary culture. Helping define fashion, language, politics, and community, rock music continues to inspire and entertain audiences throughout the world.

This exhibition presents forty stunning large-scale prints of many of the most notable musicians, songwriters, and performers of the last half of the 20th century. Taken by twenty of the most accomplished photographers of the genre, these photographs in many ways define the way we look at the musical artists who created rock and roll. Starting with photographs of influential Blues musicians and early innovators such as Elvis Presley, through the British Invasion, protest music and the Psychedelic 60s, soul music, metal, glam rock, reggae, punk, grunge, and ending with hip-hop recording artists such as Tupac Shakur and Jay-Z, Sound and Vision: Monumental Rock and Roll Photography explores the dynamic connection between the power of music and photography.

Sound and Vision: Monumental Rock and Roll Photography is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of SC, the member auxiliary group Gibbes, etc., Y102.5 radio, and Charleston magazine.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. Located in Charleston’s historic district, the Gibbes houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works of fine art, principally American works with a Charleston or Southern connection and presents special exhibitions annually. In addition, the museum offers an extensive complement of public programming and educational outreach initiatives.

Gibbes Museum of Art
135 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401

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