Reporter - Danielle Lerner

Oct 21, 2011 1:30 PM

"Who Shot Rock & Roll" opens at Tucson Museum of Art

If you like rock and roll and photography then the Tucson Museum of Art is opening an exhibit this weekend that is just for you.

It is called "Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present," and it comes through Tucson on a nationwide tour from the Brooklyn Museum. The Tucson Museum of Art says this exhibit is unique because the photographers are the stars, not the legends they have been capturing and documenting for decades.

"This is about culture, it's about popular culture, it's about memory,it's about reliving your youth and remembering what was exciting and important to you when you were growing up," said Chief Curator Julie Sasse.

The exhibit features nearly 200 works of art by nearly 100photographers. Crews have been busy for weeks displaying the photos in six different sections, focusing on everything from candids and up-close performances, to the fans and large crowds.

Sasse says it celebrates extraordinary talent while bringing history to life.

"You see behind the scenes, in front of the camera, the marketing aspect and also those private moments," Sasse said. "Those images are what holds past the performance and past the music."

The exhibit opens to the public October 23 and runs through January 15.


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