Peace, Love, Rock & Roll: Elliott Landy’s Vision of Woodstock
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.
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 p.m.
Reception with Full Bar and catering by Chef Narvell: 7-8:30 p.m.
Live music from the ’60s!
Hosted by the Huntsville Museum of Art Development Department
Tickets available on June 20th
Member Tickets: $50 | Non-member Tickets: $75
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