The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Saturday, October 25, 2014


The Museum at Bethel Woods opens exhibition of the unseen archive of Columbia Records
Stevie Ray Vaughan publicity shot, later used on the Discover: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble series. The Museum at Bethel Woods, © Don Hunstein.
BETHEL, NY.- On Thursday, August 29 the Museum at Bethel Woods opened its second special exhibit of the year, Keeping Time: The Photography of Don Hunstein – The Unseen Archive of Columbia Records, on display through December 31.

The exhibit highlights the 30-year career of Don Hunstein as in-house photographer at Columbia Records in New York City from the 1950s through the 1970s. During that time, Hunstein photographed thousands of rehearsals, recording sessions, and candid moments of some of the era’s most important musicians and singers. His position at Columbia Records gave him unique access to Dylan, Miles Davis, Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, Simon & Garfunkel, and countless others, and his photographs capture the true spirit of the performers and their time.

When Hunstein arrived in New York City in 1954, Columbia Records was growing, and they wanted to create an in-house photo department to handle promotional photography, album artwork, and business photography. They hired Hunstein, and he kept the position until Columbia dismantled the in-house studio in 1986. Through the first half of the 20th century, Columbia Records was well known for its recordings of classical and other symphonic music, jazz, and popular music, resisting the trend toward rock ’n’ roll. That changed when a young folk singer on the label, Bob Dylan, made the shocking move to electrify his music, which initiated their shift toward rock ‘n’ roll.

Museum Director Wade Lawrence explains, “Don’s stunning photographs document American popular music through its most fertile era, and The Museum at Bethel Woods is honored to be the premier venue for this beautiful and evocative exhibition.”

Keeping Time: The Photography of Don Hunstein is presented in collaboration with Hunstein Artist Services and Insight Editions, whose book on Don Hunstein’s Columbia Records photographs will be published this fall.





Today's News

September 4, 2013

For the first time in years, Two Bedrooms reunited at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

Stories of suffering and salvation: Getty explores saints in the Middle Ages

Pissarro masterpiece from the years that defined Impressionism on offer at Bonhams New York

Mystery human mummy in sarcophagus found in German attic by a 10-year-old boy

Sotheby's to offer two masterpieces from the Collection of Guy and Myriam Ullens de Schooten

The Museum at Bethel Woods opens exhibition of the unseen archive of Columbia Records

Todd Hido's recent body of work "Excerpts from Silver Meadows" on view at Kaune, Posnik, Spohr Gallery

Russia briefly detains 'Vladimir Putin underwear' Museum of Power chief Tatyana Titova

New electronic ePlate credit cards offer exclusive artwork from artists, innovative new channel to collectors

150 artists exercise their talent as art goes underground for Stockholm commuters

Malala, schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, says books can defeat terrorism at UK library opening

Sotheby's to offer calligraphy by Su Shi - One of the most well-known figures in Chinese history

New staff positions and appointments at Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center

Exhibition reflects on the issue of the artistic creation process within a situation of residency

Princeton University Art Museum to install billboard piece by artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres at 12 locations

Powerful women's stories told in Becoming, a solo exhibit in New York

SMU's Pollock Gallery presents photographs from Taos, New Mexico by Deborah Hunter

Four new fall exhibitions at the Addison Gallery explore a wide range of themes

made, unmade a film installation by artist Julie Brook on view at The Wapping Project

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Dallas Museum of Art make their first joint acquisition

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Image of a Christ without a beard, short hair and wearing a toga unearthed in Spain

2.- Giant mosaic unearthed in mysterious tomb in Amphipolis in northern Macedonia

3.- Bonhams sale of 18th century French decorative arts to benefit Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

4.- Paris flustered by erection of 'sex-toy' sculpture; Paul McCarthy slapped by a passer-by

5.- High art or vile pornography? Marquis de Sade explored in Orsay museum exhibition

6.- 'Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection' opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

7.- Greek culture minister says Elgin Marbles return a matter of 'global heritage'

8.- Vandals deflate Paris 'sex-toy' sculpture by American artist Paul McCarthy after outrage

9.- Exhibition at National Gallery in London explores Rembrandt's final years of painting

10.- 'Hans Memling: A Flemish Renaissance' opens at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site