Fenimore Rocks! Herb Ritts and the Image of Rock Music
Join us at Fenimore Art Museum on Saturday, July 13 from 2:00–4:00 p.m. as Rock & Roll Hall of Fame president, Greg Harris, moderates a lively panel discussion focusing on Herb Ritts and the impact his iconic photographs of musicians had on the image of rock and pop music in the 80s and 90s. Panelists include Laurie Kratochvil, former Director of Photography at Rolling Stone magazine; John Covach, Professor of Music Theory and Director of the Institute for Popular Music at the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester; and Rory Ritts, Herb Ritts’ younger brother. After the talk, join them for cocktails and a buffet on the terrace overlooking the lake (cash bar, weather permitting).
The talk is free for museum members; otherwise, included with regular admission (Adults: $12, Seniors: $10.50). Seating in the auditorium is limited and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Overflow seating will be available with live viewing via a flat-screen monitor.
The talk complements Fenimore’s summer exhibition, Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits, on view through September 2. Visitors can see iconic photographs of the most famous musicians of the 80s and 90s including David Bowie, Tina Turner, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Prince, Cher, Madonna and many more, as well as stage costumes, cameras used by Ritts, videos, and contact sheets–all telling the story of the photographer’s creative workflow.
For more information on Fenimore Art Museum’s 2019 exhibitions and programs visit FenimoreArt.org. The museum is open daily this summer from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.