Peace, Love, Rock & Roll: Elliott Landy’s Vision of Woodstock

Peace, Love, Rock & Roll: Elliott Landy’s Woodstock Vision

Huth, Boeing, and Salmon Galleries
July 21 – October 13, 2019

left: Elliott Landy, Festival Goers Climbing Speaker Columns (detail), Photographs of the 1969 Woodstock Festival.
right: Elliott Landy, Joe Cocker (detail), Photographs of the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, Peace, Love, Rock & Roll captures and preserves Elliott Landy’s vision of that influential event. His iconic photographs of Dylan and The Band during the years they resided and recorded in the small arts colony of Woodstock, NY, and his coverage of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, for which he was the official photographer, captured the attention of a new generation seeking spiritual and artistic freedom. His imagery has become synonymous with the town, the famed 1969 Festival and the Utopian spirit of the Woodstock Generation.

Best known for his classic “rock” photographs, Landy was one of the first “music photographers” to be recognized as an “artist.” His most celebrated works include portraits of Bob Dylan, The Band, Janis Joplin, Van Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and many others.

Since 1967, Elliott’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide and published on the covers of major US and international magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, Life, Rolling Stone and The Saturday Evening Post. He is the author of eight books including his latest monograph, The Band Photographs, 1968-1969 which was the highest funded photographic book in Kickstarter history.

Through a handpicked selection of images, you will experience what it was like to be part of the ‘60s, sharing the spirit of hope, optimism, and belief in a world made better through peace, love and music. From Joe Cocker in his tie-dyed pullover shirt, to the fans descending the metal sound towers, to the sea of humanity stretching from stage to horizon, photographer Elliott Landy captured it all in images as vibrant today as they were a half-century ago.


Enter to win a one-of-a-kind Woodstock photograph signed
by Elliott Landy!

You could enter to win your very own original print by submitting a $25 donation! Each $25 donation is one entry!

Winners will be chosen after the exhibit closes on October 13, 2019! 


Get out your bell bottoms and love beads for an evening of Peace, Love, Rock & Roll!

Lecture & Preview Party
Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 6-8:30 p.m.

Lecture by Elliott Landy: 6:00 p.m., Great Hall
(Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
Preview Party: 7:00-8:30 p.m., Gallery Level
Live music from Big Daddy Kingfish!
Passed canapés served by Chef Narvell.
Complimentary wine bar! 

Hosted by the Huntsville Museum of Art Development Department


Thank you Sponsors!

Alabama Humanities Foundation
(The state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities,
co-sponsors this project)
Dianne and Calame Sammons
Alice and Frederick Lanier

Media Sponsor:

Alabama Media Group

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