Today I had the opportunity to tour the new multi-media exhibit “Bill Graham and the Rock and Roll Revolution” which will open tomorrow (September 16th) and run through January 16, 2017. (The Museum is open every day but Mondays and has extended hours until 8pm on Wednesdays). The exhibit was originally created at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, and will travel to Cleveland for a stay at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but the NMAJH is the only stop on the East Coast. Many of the artifacts came from the Graham Family and from music photographers. There are numerous audio and video stations to keep you entertained and – if you have a smartphone you can enjoy an audio tour in the late Graham’s voice as you walk through. There will be quite a few “special programs” related to the exhibit. You can learn more at www.NMAJH.org/BillGraham. Note that, if you have never visited the Museum, you should allow at least two more hours to walk through this museum which , unlike The Jewish Museum in New York, is solely devoted to the “American Jewish Experience”. You could spend much of a day exploring both the permanent collection and the Graham exhibit.
On my visit today, I created a brief THREE-minute video to give you an idea of the scope. You can find it at the following URL: http://tinyurl.com/gtmahgt