The White Album: The Beatles Meet the Plains

May 18, 2010 - April 17, 2011 Fred J. Donath Memorial Gallery, General Exhibition

How do music and visual art connect, intersect, or speak to each other? Explore these ideas in The White Album exhibition. This innovative exhibition offers fresh perspectives on the Museum’s permanent collection by using the Beatle’s 1968 release, popularly known as The White Album but technically called The Beatles, as an organizing template for the exhibition. The project is curated by Plains Art Museum Director Colleen Sheehy and a team of three students—Chris Gion, Kaylyn Gerenz, and Sarah Simon—with early contributions by Carin Jorgensen and Rebecca Seelig Donley.

The White Album’s roster of thirty-five songs in diverse musical styles inspire a wide range of visual connections, working with familiar tunes ranging from “Revolution 1” and “Revolution No. 9” to “Blackbird,” “Rocky Raccoon,” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”

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