September 21–December 30, 2012

Sound and Vision

Monumental Rock and Roll Photography


Sound and Vision: Monumental Rock and Roll Photography features the iconic leaders of rock and roll, blues, and hip-hop—distinctly American forms of music with Southern roots—in images taken over the past five decades by the foremost photographers of contemporary musicians. From Elvis to Madonna, The Beatles to Michael Jackson, the exhibition explores the connection between art and fame and the impact of portraiture in popular culture.

Sound and Vision is organized by the Columbus Museum, Georgia. The Gibbes presentation is made possible by the generous support of BlueCross BlueShield of SC, the Women's Council, Y102.5fm, and Charleston magazine.

Related Programs and Events

Art and Fame Lecture Series
Fridays, September 21, October 12 and 26, at 6pm.
As a complement to the Sound and Vision exhibition, join us for this three-part lecture series featuring popular musicians and music historians.

Side B Party, hosted by Society 1858
Friday, September 21, 8 - 10pm.
Celebrate the exhibition with legendary folk-rock-pop troubadour Donovan and pop-culture curator Chris Murray at a cocktail party following their lecture.

Curator-Led Tour of Sound and Vision exhibition
Thursdays, September 27 and October 25, 2:30pm. Free for Members; Museum Admission for Non-Members

See the online calendar for more information and to purchase tickets.

Elvis Presley, Chattanooga, 1956, by Alfred Wertheimer (American, b. 1929), pigment print on watercolor paper, © Alfred Wertheimer.