The National Museum of Jewish History has some great events and exhibits going on this winter–check them out:
Tuesday, November 29 5-7pm
Exhibition on display November 30-January 16
RSVP to Vera DaVinci email@example.com
Recognized as one of the most influential concert promoters in history, Bill Graham launched the careers of countless rock & roll legends in the ’60s at his famed Fillmore Auditorium. As a promoter and manager, he worked with the biggest names in rock, including the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones. Through rock memorabilia, photographs, and psychedelic art in the form of Fillmore concert posters, the exhibition will explore cultural transformations of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s through the lens of rock & roll.
To advertise his shows, rock impresario Bill Graham worked with a select group of poster artists based in San Francisco, California, where his concert venues such as The Fillmore were located. Using distorted typography and an overall hallucinogenic feel, artists made the words and images seem to melt down the page. The style of the posters reflected the colorful and rhythmic musical acts themselves. Hand lettering, and an integration of the lettering with the image, are intrinsic to Fillmore posters. The posters quickly gained attention and became a signature part of the Fillmore’s promotion.
Thursday, December 15 at 6-9pm
Pay As You Wish Admission
In celebration of Bill Graham’s legacy and in conjunction with the special exhibition, NMAJH has partnered with the Philly Pops and the School District of Philadelphia to host a Student Rock Bands Showcase featuring public school students from Philadelphia and the surrounding metropolitan area. Students will perform popular music representative of Bill Graham’s concerts and the Rock and Roll era.