Is there any other animal that could embody the carefree and mischievous nature of the Grateful Dead better than a dancing bear? Somehow this icon remains as the most friendly of the Grateful Dead's images. Maybe it's because they are so happy and bright. Maybe because as children we played with teddy bears. Who knows, and really, who cares? It's all about fun with the Grateful Dead dancing bear sticker and that's what matters.
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 – August 23, 2020.