Ferry Cross the Mersey: The British Invasion
In early 1964 Beatlemania crossed the Atlantic. Over the next two years, English acts dominated the American charts. This exhibition of 22 framed photographs captures some on the British invasion acts of the early 1960s both onstage and behind the scenes.
Where Children Sleep: Photographs by James Mollison
Opening reception: Saturday, November 29, 2014
$10 admission/Free for Museum members
In this revealing series of photographs, James Mollison invites us into the diverse stories of children in many different countries and circumstances. Each studio-style portrait is accompanied by a detailed study of the child's "bedroom," which can range from elaborate sanctuaries to the barest spaces set aside for sleep.
Leo Fender Gallery
Six-Strings as Canvas: Art Guitars from the Fender Custom Shop
Opening August 16
This exhibit will tell an important Fender story. From the very beginning, players added their names to instruments, created unique decorations, and painted the bodies unusual colors beyond what the factory offered. The Fender Company responded to the trend in the 1980s with the creation of the Fender Custom Shop. The guitars in this exhibit show some of the shop's outstanding examples, which are a turn to the 1800s idea of craftmanship versus the modern idea of form following function.