The Official Photographer of Woodstock

Friday June 7, 2019, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Museum member: $50.00; Non-members: $65.00; Students: $25.00

photo of Elliott Landy by Amalie R. Rothschild

“By the time we got to Woodstock; We were half a million strong; And everywhere was a song and a celebration…” – Songwriter: Joni Mitchell

This summertime exhibition in the Museum’s Main Gallery will journey through the explosive era that gave life to this pivotal outdoor music and art fair held on Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains during the Summer of 1969. It will feature the renowned documentary and rock photography of Woodstock photographer, Elliott Landy, vintage concert posters and vinyl, immersive audio and video experiences, 1960’s memorabilia and ephemera.

At the Preview Party on Friday, June 7th from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm you will meet Elliott Landy as he presents his Woodstock Vision. Get a first-hand account about the creators, builders, hippies, and straights that describes the spirituality, the trials and tribulations, and the sheer joy of being there!

Elliott Landy is one of the first music photographers to be recognized as an “artist.” Author of six photographic books, his images have been exhibited in major museums and galleries throughout the world. His photographs have appeared on the covers of major magazines such as Life, The Saturday Evening Post and Rolling Stone and in all media internationally for the past forty years.

Elliott Landy, born in 1942, began photographing the anti-Vietnam-war movement and the underground music culture in New York City in 1967. He photographed many of the underground rock and roll superstars, both backstage and onstage, from 1967 to 1969. His images of Bob Dylan and The Band, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Joan Baez, Van Morrison, Richie Havens, and many others documented the music scene during that classic rock and roll period which culminated with the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Helen at 732-224-1993 or email info@monmouthmuseum.org

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