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Who Shot Rock

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The Rolling Stones. The Ramones. Radiohead.

The last place you might expect to see these three is in a museum, but from October 30, an exhibition devoted to the photographers behind the glamour and grunge of rock and roll has been showing at the Brooklyn Museum.

Who Shot Rock: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present, organized from the book of the same name, happens to be the first major museum exhibit to put the photographers of rock and roll in the foreground. Behind every iconic album cover, concert shot and staged portrait of artists like the Stones are the photographers themselves, the "handmaidens" of the revolution that was rock and roll, and this is their due.

Through January 31, peruse 175 photographs, from the famous to the rarely seen, learn behind-the-scenes tales from the photographers, and even rock out, as the Brooklyn-based bands Crystal Stilts and the Beets will perform November 7 at the museum to help mark the exhibit, and museum-goers are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite rock star. And, in a special preview exhibition for museum members on October 29, Blondie will perform.

Who knew going to a museum could be this much fun.
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Why? It's rock and roll like you've never seen it before
When: Museum open Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 11 am. to 6 p.m. (first Saturday of each month 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.), closed Monday and Tuesday
Where: 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY
Cost: Suggested donation $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and students with ID. Members and children under 12 are free.
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