Museum visitors to get deeper inside look at various collections during weekly guided tours every Tuesday
Want the skinny on all the behind the scenes history of your favorite performers housed at the Rock Hall? Join the tour as curator or docent takes you on a special walk into history for an in-depth look at the artists and their personal collection items. The special tours will begin 1:00 p.m. every Tuesday beginning February 5, 2013 and is free with your paid Museum admission.
Check rockhall.com for updated series information. Gallery Talk attendees will be encouraged to share their experience by utilizing Twitter hashtags #gallerytalk and #rockhall to “tweet while you tour.”
Schedule of Upcoming Gallery Talks:
Tuesdays: February 5, March 5
Exhibit: Grateful Dead
The Long, Strange Trip
The Grateful Dead was formed during a time of social upheaval that was reflected in the music of the era. At no time in history has so many different influences converge to meld into the psychedelic hodge podge that was the 60’s and 70’s. What was happening on the streets eventually made its way into the music and as the world consciousness expanded towards music, art and theater so did the performances mirror those trends. This Gallery Talk, which will begin on Level 5, will take the visitor through this special exhibit, on view for only a limited time.
Tuesdays: February 12, March 12, April 2, April 23
Exhibit: The Beatles and the Rolling Stones
While being of diametrically opposed styles, there is no argument that the Beatles and Rolling Stones helped shape music for generations to come. The Beatles are credited with having revived Rock and Roll as it was seemingly getting into a rut. The Stones are the undisputed champions of the touring bands having embarked on a 50th year celebration.Beginning in the Beatles and Rolling Stone exhibit areas, this Gallery Talk features the stories of two of the biggest bands in rock and roll history.
Tuesdays: February 19, March 19, April 9, April 30
Exhibit: Jimi Hendrix and Psychedelic San Francisco
This Gallery Talk begins in the Cities and Sounds: San Francisco – Somebody to Love (1965 – 1969) exhibit. In the 60’s, San Francisco was the place to be if you were a hippy, yippy, artist or social outcast. Bands such as the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother and the Holding Company and Santana became the sound track for an entire generation. Their innovative manner of performing made each concert a happening. The tour will then move to the life and times of Jimi Hendrix who expanded the voice of the guitar far past what anyone up to that time could envision.
Tuesdays: February 26, March 26, April 16
Elvis, Memphis and the 1950s
It all started with a soft spoken truck driver from Memphis who stopped by Sun Records to make a record for his mother. The rest is history. This Gallery Talk begins in the ELVIS exhibit, highlighting different chapters in his career. The story then moves to the Cities and Sounds: Memphis – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On (1948 – 1959), where the story of Sun Records and the city of Memphis shaped the development of early rock music. Highlighting the careers of such monumental stars as Elvis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis, this tour concludes in the Rave On: Rock and Roll’s Early Years exhibit, featuring the pioneering artists of the 1950s who’s early pioneers laid the foundation that would shape the progress of music for years to come.
For more information on these and other upcoming events at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, please visit rockhall.com/events.
About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.
The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays (and Saturdays through Labor Day), the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), children under 8 and Museum Members are always free, for information or to join the membership program call 216. 515.8425. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK (7625) or visit www.rockhall.com. The Museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.