Rock and Roll Icons: Photographs by Patrick Harbron

Capital region resident Patrick Harbron began his career photographing the luminaries of rock and roll. Rock and Roll Icons: Photographs by Patrick Harbron is an exhibition taken from Harbron’s body of concert and portrait photography of influential musicians and groups of the 1970’s and 1980’s, captured at pivotal moments in their careers. The exhibition features many photographs that have never been published or exhibited. Harbron photographed artists such as Blondie, Rush, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Police, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and Elvis Costello early in their careers. He followed these artists to prominence and others that were already well known including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Queen, The Who, Genesis, KISS, U2, Aerosmith, and Prince. The work has been published on album, CD and DVD covers, in books, magazines, and for publicity and tour booklets. His photographs have been exhibited in various group collections and solo shows in New York and Los Angeles, most recently at The New York Public Library of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. The exhibition includes Harbron’s collection of posters and ephemera gathered throughout his career along with guitars borrowed from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


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Exhibition Programs


Rock the Museum | Saturday, November 12, 2016 | 6-9PM | $25 AIHA members; $35 non-members

LEGO Building Challenge: Rock & Roll | November 11, 12, & 13, 2016 | various times | $5 per person | register online

Rock, Roll, & Press! | Thursday, November 17 | 5:30-7:30PM | $10 per person | register online



Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (2010) | ROCK/DOCS film series at the Madison Theater | Thursday, January 5 | 7PM | Tickets $10/ $8 students + seniors |

Open Mic Night | Friday, January 6, 2017 | 5:30-7:30PM | 1st Friday | free admission

Rock & Roll Icons | lecture with photographer Patrick Harbron | Sunday, January 8 | 2PM | free with museum admission

This is Spinal Tap (1984) | ROCK/DOCS film series at the Madison Theater | Thursday, January 12 | 7PM |Tickets $10/ $8 students + seniors |

Rock & Roll Replay | panel discussion with John Cooper (IHeartMedia), Greg Haymes (Nippertown), + Michael Eck (musician + journalist) | Sunday, January 15 | 2PM | free with museum admission

Gimme Shelter (1970) | ROCK/DOCS film series at the Madison Theater | Thursday, January 19 | 7PM | Tickets $10/ $8 students + seniors |

Introduction to the World of Percussion & Rhythm | family hands-on workshop with percussionist Brian Melik | Sunday, January 22 | 1-2PM | $5 per child | register online

A Band Called Death (2012) ROCK/DOCS film series at the Madison Theater | Thursday, January 26 | 7PM | Tickets $10/ $8 students + seniors |

The Sound of Style | lecture with Dr. Mary Davis, PhD, Dean of Graduate Studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology | Sunday, January 29 | 2PM | free with museum admission



Rock Out! Family Friendly Rock & Roll Party | Friday, February 3 | 5-8PM | free admission

The Aural Imagery of Rock and Roll | lecture with Professor Andrew Lee from the College of St. Rose | Sunday, February 5 | 2PM | free with museum admission


Art for All projects | check calendar for dates and themes


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