In complete contrast to the Brooklyn Dodgers exhibition posted earlier today, Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New-York Historical Society, has very little to do with institutional mission or innovative programming. However, despite my up turned nose, the show is full of superb objects and worth noting on that ground.
About the exhibition –
Tracing the career and achievements of a band that became one of the most significant cultural forces in 20th century America, the New-York Historical Society presents The Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New-York Historical Society. The exhibition, on view from March 5 to September 5, 2010, represents the first large-scale exhibition of materials from the Grateful Dead Archive, housed at the University of California Santa Cruz.
Running to September 5, 2010 at the New York Historical Society.
A sampling of included objects after the jump.