1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, California 94102

January 9 - April 13, 2009
Opening Reception: January 13, 2009, 5:30-7:30pm

As part of our ongoing Art at City Hall program, the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery is pleased to present The Art of Change: The Influence of Rock Music and Art on Social Change. This is an exclusive multi-media exhibition featuring iconic photography, rock and roll poster art, and live music memorabilia. Wolfgang’s Vault is the world’s largest collection of live concert recordings and music memorabilia, which includes the vast archive of Bay Area music promoter Bill Graham.

The San Francisco Bay Area has long been a hotbed for social activism and inventive musical performances and the materials included in this exhibition reveal the stories that have both contributed to and documented significant social changes of the past five decades. Guided by Cell technology allow visitors to listen to interviews and personal accounts recorded exclusively for this exhibition from the represented musicians, photographers and graphic artists. Most notably, visitors can dial-up Tina Turnerwho gives her own account of Feminism and the Sexual Revolution!
January, 2009 marks the ten-year anniversary of San Francisco City Hall’s renovation and remodeling project. It is fitting to celebrate the vibrancy of San Francisco’s musical and social histories in one of this city’s most treasured landmarks.

Added by sfac gallery on December 19, 2008