JOHN LENNON: THE NEW YORK CITY YEARS EXHIBIT WINS PRESTIGIOUS DESIGN AWARDS
NEW YORK, NY – (DECEMBER 3, 2009) – The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC will conclude its stay in New York on January 3 at 8PM. The Rock Annex is exploring opportunities for a tour that would bring exclusive artifacts to music fans and rock enthusiasts around the world. Fans have just one more month to experience the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC, showcasing rare artifacts from legendary artists including Springsteen, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and its featured exhibit, JOHN LENNON: THE NEW YORK CITY YEARS.
The Rock Annex was recently honored with two awards for environmental graphics for the JOHN LENNON: THE NEW YORK CITY YEARS exhibit. Ralph Applebaum Associates, the preeminent exhibition planning and design firm, received the 2009 Design Annual Communication Arts Environmental Graphics Award and a Silver Award in Environmental Graphic Design from the 39th Annual Creativity Awards.
JOHN LENNON: THE NEW YORK CITY YEARS represents a decade of freedom in New York City during the era of love, peace and rock and roll. The exhibit was presented with the cooperation of Yoko Ono, the wife and widow of Lennon, and the exhibition was curated by Yoko Ono and Jim Henke, VP of Exhibitions and Curatorial Affairs for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. Yoko Ono generously loaned all of the New York-centric artifacts and films in this exhibition, some on display for the first time ever.
“We are extremely happy and excited that RAA received this recognition for an inspired design. It was a pleasure working with their team on the creation of a moving tribute to this great artist,” said Henke. “RAA is an exceptionally talented design firm and their creative minds helped to make JOHN LENNON: THE NEW YORK CITY YEARS a must see experience.”
Music fans can still visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, the centerpiece and starting point for telling the story of rock and roll. The 150,000 square-foot Museum celebrates the history and impact of rock music with exhibits, films, interactive kiosks, education programs and public events. The items displayed at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC are on loan from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc.
The Annex will be open for its final days Sun. – Thurs. 10am – 8pm Fri. and Sat. 10am - 9pm, with last admission one hour prior to closing. Tickets on sale now - $26.50 (Adult), $18.50 (Child 4-12), $24.50 (Senior 65+). For tickets call (866) 9-ROCKNY or (866) 976-2569, buy online at http://www.rockannex.com or visit the box office located at 76 Mercer Street (between Spring & Broome Sts.), New York, NY 10012. For general information please call (646) 786-6680.
About the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC is an experiential, technologically advanced exhibition that focuses on the greatest moments in rock history and resonates with everyone from the casual music fan to the seasoned rock enthusiast. The Annex also showcases selected items loaned to the Annex by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. from the museum’s vast collection, including Bruce Springsteen’s 1957 Chevy, John Lennon’s Record Plant Piano, Elvis Presley’s motorcycle jacket, a handwritten poem by Jim Morrison and much more. The Annex offers six galleries including the Hall of Fame, the Immersive Theater, Roots & Influences, Moments to Movements, and New York Rocks, highlighting rock and roll’s impact on music and allowing visitors to discover, or rediscover, their connection to it all.
About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc.: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. Located in Cleveland, it carries out this mission both through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs. http://www.rockhall.com
For additional information on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, please contact Margaret Thresher at (216) 515-1215 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Media and fans can also learn more about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum at http://www.rockhall.com.