Backstage Pass: Baron Wolman and the Early Years of Rolling Stone

Saturday, November 10, 2018 to Sunday, January 6, 2019
Rocky and Gabriella Mountain Gallery
For artists, making the cover of Rolling Stone magazine has long been a coveted career achievement. For readers, the images of writers, filmmakers, and musicians have served as a window to rock ’n’ roll’s fantasy realm.

Backstage Pass explores how Rolling Stone—through the work of Baron Wolman, its chief photographer from 1967-70—captured and helped define one of the most important eras in music history. Through 35 framed photographs, contact sheets, and original magazine covers, it offers an opportunity to experience how Wolman and the magazine’s editors and other photographers guided the creation of the “rock star” persona from concert to cover to icon.

The exhibit is curated by Ben Ahlvers, gallery director of the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, Kansas. It is co-presented by ExhibitsUSA, a program of the Mid-America Arts Alliance.