January 2011 Issue
Sight of Sound
The Akron Art Museum celebrates the photographers who captured the spirit of rock 'n' roll.
The pictures capture moods, moments and memories that deserve to be preserved: teen idol Elvis taking a breather before his next gig at the University of Dayton. Whirling dervish Tina Turner wowing an audience. Bob Dylan and friend strolling down a snowy New York street.
These and 171 other images are taking center stage through January 23 at the Akron Art Museum in “Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present.” Organized by the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the show is a comprehensive retrospective of the artists who have left an indelible mark on our culture over the last half-century or so — but with a different spin. The exhibit celebrates the talents behind the camera, not the luminaries in front of it.
It’s a tribute, says curator Gail Buckland, that’s long overdue. To read more, click here to subscribe >>