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The City of Carlsbad’s historic support of arts and culture as a core value led to the establishment of its Cultural Arts Office in 1986 as part of the city’s investment in the visual and performing arts. We strive to enhance the vitality of the city and the quality of life for all residents by supporting an environment where arts and cultural organizations thrive, and people of all ages enjoy opportunities for expression and lifelong learning. All cultural arts events and programs are free admission.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame photography exhibit opens at Cannon Art Gallery Jan. 20

The photography of Baron Wolman, first chief photographer for Rolling Stone Magazine, will be on view at the Cannon Art Gallery beginning Jan. 20 through June 1, 2024.
Post Date:01/18/2024 10:45 AM

The Cannon Art Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition:

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Images of an Era
The Photography of Baron Wolman
On view: Jan. 20 – June 1, 2024

As an initial photographer for revolutionary rock music publication Rolling Stone, Baron Wolman captured naturalistic portraits of the period’s rising icons, including Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, BB King, Joan Baez, The Grateful Dead and more. Baron’s proximity to the artists combined with his unique photojournalistic approach resulted in captivating images documenting performing artists, as well as intimate portraits which illuminated their personal lives off stage. 

Curated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this special exhibition presents photographs from four areas of Baron Wolman’s Rolling Stone period from 1967-1971, including California Rock, Women of Rock, Icons of R&B and Classic Rock.

Join us at the Cannon Art Gallery to explore how the lens of one artist’s camera captured and help define one of the most important eras in rock and roll history.

Gallery Hours
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday: noon – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: noon – 7 p.m.

Save the Date
Free public reception Feb. 242024, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. featuring live music:
3 pm – 4 pm – Soto Six (Jazz)
4 pm – 5 pm – John Carbon and the Formula

“Access is the key to making soulful, intimate images. Without access, a photographer is just another camera in the photo pit.”  - Baron Wolman

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