Interactive fan-generated exhibit to launch Monday, May 13
CLEVELAND (May 7, 2013) - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum presents Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction, an exclusive exhibition from the “World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band,” that will open on Memorial Day weekend on Friday, May 24. As the Museum’s first major exhibition capturing the band’s legendary career spanning more than 50 years, Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction reveals personal items and extraordinary collections that have never been seen before by the public. An extensive collection which takes up two-and-a-half floors of the Museum and offers fans the opportunity to contribute.
For the first time, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will launch a fan-generated interactive exhibition on Monday, May 13, actively encouraging people from all over the world to share their photos of memorabilia, artwork, Rolling Stones concerts and more that will populate a multimedia display in the Museum's Rolling Stones exhibit as well as online. Fans are encouraged to upload their original images to Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #rockhallsatisfaction to contribute to the submission feed. Images uploaded will be available to be viewed in the exhibit as well as online through the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Facebook page throughout the duration of the exhibit.
Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction exhibition highlights include:
· Mick Jagger’s Steel Wheels green leather jacket, c. 1989
· Mick Jagger’s grammar school class photograph from the Dartfordian
· Keith Richards’ Rosewood Fender Telecaster
· Charlie Watts’ mariachi shirt, c. 1975
· Ronnie Wood’s Zemaitis guitar c. 1978
· Brian Jones’ custom Vox teardrop guitar
The companion exhibit at the Museum’s Library and Archives will focus specifically on Rolling Stones’ tour production from 1975 to 1981. Highlights include a set list, photographs, stage drawings, fabric samples, lighting cues and more. Also featured are handwritten notes by Rolling Stones Records executive Art Collins, who toured with the band between 1977-1982. Collins' notes were used to help determine which of the 1981 performances would be best suited for the live concert film, Let’s Spend the Night Together.
Through the use of artifacts, film, text and interactive technology, generations of music fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with rare items from nearly every aspect of the Stones’ astonishing five decades at the top. Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction will celebrate the Rolling Stones’ incredible contribution to popular music.
Throughout the exhibition’s run, the Museum will host a range of free public programs that explore the significance and legacy of the Rolling Stones, including interviews, films, and special lectures. For more information please visit www.RockHall.com.
The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.
Summer Saturdays at the Museum kickoff on May 25 to extend viewing hours from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibit will close in March 2014.
About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum:
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum 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 both 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, the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland. Children under 8 and Museum members are free. The Museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. When you become a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the world of rock and roll becomes yours to explore. Call 216.515.1939 for information on becoming a member.