Beatles exhibit coming to LBJ Library
May 21, 2015
AUSTIN -- Fans of the Beatles, music and pop culture, rejoice! The LBJ Presidential Library announced a new exhibit opening in June.
The traveling exhibit "Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles!" is curated by the GRAMMY Museum and Fab Four Exhibits. It's touted as the largest private collection of Beatles memorabilia in the world, featuring original instruments, clothing worn by the band, and more than 400 pieces of memorabilia.
The library's opening event kicks off June 13, with free entry, live music and food truck eats. If you can't make it, you can catch the exhibit until Jan. 10.
The LBJ Presidential Library announced a new exhibit examining the influence the Beatles had in America.
(Photo: Robert Whitaker)
Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles! Exhibit Opening Day
Saturday, June 13, 2015
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
LBJ Presidential Library
Free Admission ALL DAY - See more at: http://www.lbjlibrary.org/events/ladies-and-gentlementhe-beatles-exhibit-opening-day#sthash.OjvdTBgH.dpuf
DETAILSThe “Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles!” exhibit is coming to Austin and the LBJ Presidential Library is celebrating with a free, family-friendly, daylong party featuring live music from The Beatles cover band The Eggmen and bites from local food trucks. The exhibit is a celebration of the fascination America has had with “Beatlemania” and the four lads from Liverpool during the past fifty years. The exhibit runs from June 13, 2015, to January 10, 2016. “Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles!” opens at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the LBJ Presidential Library. The opening day festivities are free and open to the public, and will last until 5:00 p.m. This is the first time the traveling exhibit has been housed in Austin. “Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles!” is a traveling exhibit curated by the GRAMMY Museum® and Fab Four Exhibits that explores the impact The Beatles’ arrival had on American pop culture, including fashion, art, advertising, media and music, from early 1964 through mid-1966 – when the British boy band was at its peak. On display will be more than 400 pieces of memorabilia, records, rare photographs, tour artifacts, video, and instruments from private collectors and the GRAMMY Museum, including the original Ludwig drum head Ringo played on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” It even includes an oral history booth where visitors can leave their own impressions of the timeless group.
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