The calendar that indulges the obsession of music lovers and guitar fanatics with a year of sexy, storied, and swoon-worthy instruments. Marvel at Gibson’s hard-driving Firebird III, designed to take on (or take out!) archrival Fender. A semi-hollow Kellycaster made from wood reclaimed from a nineteenth-century upright piano. And Prince’s yellow “Cloud,” designed by the artist himself.
Accompanying each month’s exquisite full-color image is text exploring the instrument’s provenance, lore, maker, distinctive characteristics, and more.
The New-York Historical Society presents the rock & roll world of Bill Graham (1931–1991), one of the most influential concert promoters of all time. Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution explores the life and work of the legendary music impresario who worked with the biggest names in rock music. Showcasing more than 300 objects—including rock memorabilia, photographs, and concert posters with a site-specific installation of “The Joshua Light Show,” the trailblazing liquid light show conceived in 1967 by multimedia artist Joshua White that served as a psychedelic backdrop to Graham’s concert productions in New York. On view February 14, 2020– January 3, 2021.