Something’s Happenin’ Here: Bay Area Rock ‘n’ Roll 1963-73 | Civic Center
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Submitted by the Event Organizer
Somethin’s Happening Here: Bay Area Rock ‘n’ Roll 1963-73 at the Museum of Performance & Design (MPD) charts the Bay Area rock scene from the folk-infused early ‘60s to the last days of the Fillmore West. The exhibition is an unprecedented, in-depth examination of this incredibly diverse era—dispelling its myths and offering a fresh look at this well-known subject—all evoked in a blaze of sight and sound with a wealth of original posters, images, instruments, and costumes on display.
Just a few of the key original items on display include:
* Costume pieces worn by Janis Joplin, Carlos Santana, Sly Stone, and others
the full-sized original painting featured on the Grateful Dead’s Anthem of the Sun album cover
* The famed “Captain Trips” hat worn by Jerry Garcia
original posters from classic Bay Area venues, including the Avalon Ballroom and the Fillmore Auditorium
* Rare letters, documents and one-of-a-kind ephemera from the Bay Area’s 1960s rock’n’ roll heyday
* Iconic and previously unseen photographs from the archives of photographers such as Baron Wolman, Herb Greene, Bob Seidemann, Bill Brach, and Elaine Mayes
* Musical instruments used by John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service), Merl Saunders, Dan Hicks, and others
The exhibition will be open to the public September 25, 2009-August 28, 2010.
Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $5.
Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 12:00-5:00 pm.
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, San Francisco