CLEVELAND (September 24, 2013) – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will open Collecting the Counterculture: Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Jr., an exclusive look into the private collection of one of the world’s most passionate collectors of all things pop culture and rock and roll. The exhibition opens Wednesday, October 2, 2013 and will showcase a number of extraordinary and whimsical objects Santo Domingo obtained over the course of his lifetime. Collecting the Counterculture: Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Jr., will fill the Patty, Jay and Kizzie Baker Gallery with eclectic pieces of rock and roll history. In addition, a number of items from Santo Domingo’s collection related to the Rolling Stones are currently on display in the Museum’s special exhibition, Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction.
Santo Domingo (1958-2009) was a Colombian businessman who devoted himself to amassing one of the world’s largest private collections exploring man’s relationship with sex, drugs, the occult, social taboos, popular culture and rock and roll. Santo Domingo kept his collection in an inconspicuous warehouse in Geneva, Switzerland that held nearly 100,000 books and at least the same amount of other diverse objects ranging from posters and paintings to medicine bottles and pinball machines.
Collecting the Counterculture: Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Jr. exhibit highlights include:
Collecting the Counterculture closes on January 5, 2014.
About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum 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. 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 activities.
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