Backstage Pass, Rolling Stone Magazine
April 6 - May 25
Opening: April 6, 2019
Backstage Pass: Baron Wolman and the Early Years of Rollins Stone explores how the lens of one artist’s camera captured and helped define one of the most important eras in rock-n-roll history. As Chief Photographer for Rolling Stone from 1967 to 1970, Baron Wolman pioneered a new genre of iconic rock photography. Backstage Pass gives viewers an opportunity to experience how the photographers and editors of Rolling Stone guided the creation of the “rock star” person, from concert, to cover, to icon.
Contextualized in 35 framed photographs, contact sheets, and original magazine covers, Backstage Pass presents an intimate view of a crucial period of cultural transformation in American history. Audiences will go “backstage” to see how photographic coverage of events such as Woodstock and The Day on the Green have contributed to our collective cultural memory.