William D. Cannon Art Gallery

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Current exhibition

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Images of an Era 

The Photography of Baron Wolman 

On view: Jan. 20 – June 1, 2024

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. 

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.   

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame logoCurated 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. 

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


The William D. Cannon Art Gallery is a program of the City of Carlsbad’s Library & Cultural Arts Department. The William D. Cannon Art Gallery is supported by the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts, the Robert H. Gartner Cultural Endowment Fund and the Carlsbad Library & Arts Foundation.