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An assortment of album art covers.

Art Exhibition

September 21, 2022

Judging Music by its Cover: LP Art and Design in the History of Rock and Roll

Visual Arts Gallery

Rock music redefined the commercial and artistic role of the long-play record (LP). As promotional packaging, LP covers appealed to the consumer and enhanced the total listening experience. They also presented and represented the artistic, social, and cultural changes from the 1960s through the 1990s. This exhibit highlights examples of the visual and musical developments in rock music and the genre's engagement with society. Accompanying the exhibit will be critical essays by students in the Purdue Fort Wayne  School of Music as well as curated playlists for a visual and audio experience.


Sept. 14 – Oct. 9, 2022

Exhibition Opening: Thursday, Sept. 15 - 4:30–6:30 p.m.

Admission is free for everyone


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