The Rolling Stones rock band will be having their first major gallery exhibit soon. The exhibit is called “Exhibitionism” and will be at the Saatchi Gallery in London this fall before being taken on the road to eleven other museums around the world. The exhibit features various paraphernalia such as show programs, guitars, stage costumers, tour diaries, advertisements and more related to the Rolling Stones that the band has collected over its 50-year history.
Guitarist Keith Richards says that the exhibit isn’t just about the Rolling Stones but also a look at all of the items associated with a band of their size. Singer Mick Jagger says that the band has been planning the exhibit for a long time, and he is happy they were finally able to bring the project to fruition.
It’s interesting to look at how the Rolling Stones have gone from being a rebellious and anti-authority group of young people to being distinguished old men who are putting on a prestigious gallery exhibit. Keith Mann suggests that no one would have guessed in 1965 that one day their old guitars and stage costumes would be exhibited in some of the most exclusive museums in the world. I guess that rock and roll has truly grown up.