Arts Playlist: Biggs Museum of American Art concert photography contest and exhibit
The Biggs Museum of American Art is hosting a concert photography exhibition and they’re doing it with help from you.
The Biggs recently put out a call to the public to submit their favorite photos from concerts; anything from performers and crowds to venues.
In honor of the museum's 30th Anniversary, 30 winning photos were chosen and are now on display in the “Front Row Center: Icons of Rock, Blues, and Soul” exhibit at the Biggs.
For this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Kyle McKinnon sat down with Kristen Matulewicz – Director of Education for the Biggs – to learn more about the contest and the winners.
Biggs Museum of American Art is adding 30 concert photos submitted by the public to its Front Row Center: Icons of Rock, Blues, and Soul exhibit.
The Front Row Center exhibit runs until June 19, and features iconic photographs by Larry Hulst of performers like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, and Lauryn Hill among others.
In conjunction with the exhibit, the Biggs asked the public to send in their favorite concert photos. They received over 200 from 17 states - some from old cameras - others digital cameras and, of course, smartphones.
And Biggs Director of Education Kristen Matulewicz says there was also a wide range of subject matter.
"So we had everything from people getting ready to go to concerts, backstage pictures, scenes of the crowds, scenes from the crowd. We had individual instruments, we had things like small bands, military bands, high school bands to major stars. We had sort of student concerts to massive stadium rock shows," said Matulewicz.
The winning photos can be seen during the exhibit’s current run which ends June 19.
Matulewicz says they spanned many different decades.
"Everything from a wonderful little photograph of Jimi Hendrix from the stage to bands and musicians that you know right now that were probably taking at concert here in Delaware last year," said Matulewicz.
Larry Hulst selected the winning photos. And he’ll be at the Biggs May 18 at the Biggs to discuss his photos and be part of a Meet and Greet.