The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


Girls on Film: 40 Years of Women in Rock (Travelling Exhibit)


Girls on Film: 40 Years of Women in Rock

Photographs by Anastasia Pantsios

A Traveling Exhibition from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum


An Overview:
When Anastasia Pantsios photographed her first concert — a free concert by Jefferson Airplane in Chicago’s Grant Park in 1969 — women were a rarity in rock bands. At the same time, women were trying to elbow their way into the burgeoning ranks of rock photographers, led by Rolling Stone’s Annie Leibovitz. In Cleveland, Pantsios was one of three women who formed Kaleyediscope Photography in 1978 to market the photos they were shooting of musicians. As women became more numerous and prominent on rock and roll stages in the Eighties and beyond, Pantsios developed a special interest in the visual study of the changing and diverse ways they presented themselves while making music. Girls on Film covers her 40 years of shooting rock’s talented women, starting with Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick and continuing through contemporary star Gwen Stefani.

Traveling Exhibition Elements:
•    43 Framed Photographs –
15 ½” x 18 ¼” each
•    Exhibit Soundtrack
•    Text panel and labels (hard copy or as a digital file)
 
Exhibition Schedule:

The exhibition begins its tour in October 2011, with approximately 12 weeks per venue.

Shipping:  

Hosting institution is responsible for all shipping costs.

Exhibit Inventory:  
 
1.    Laurie Anderson, May 15, 1984 (Horiz.)

2.    The Bangles, October 18, 1984 (Horiz.)

3.    Cindy Wilson of the B-52’s, September 24, 1980 (Vert.)

4.    Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, August 3, 1980 (Horiz.)

5.    Deborah Harry of Blondie, April 9, 1978 (Vert.)

6.    Christina Amphlett of the Divinyls, July 20, 1983 (Vert.)

7.    Melissa Etheridge, September 1988 (Horiz.)

8.    Annie Lennox of Eurythmics, August 9, 1984 (Vert.)

9.    June Millington of Fanny, Summer 1971 (Vert.)

10.    Ellen Foley, September 29, 1979 (Horiz.)

11.    Lita Ford, April 23, 1988 (Horiz.)

12.    Aretha Franklin, January 19, 1985 (Vert.)

13.    Nelly Furtado, April 8, 2002 (Horiz.)

14.    Shirley Manson of Garbage, April 20, 2002 (Horiz.)

15.    Girlschool, January 25 1984 (Horiz.)

16.    The Go-Go’s, December 1, 1981 (Vert.)

17.    Ann Wilson of Heart, June 6, 1980 (Vert.)

18.    Nancy Wilson of Heart, June 6, 1980 (Vert.)

19.    Whitney Houston, August 18, 1986 (Horiz.)

20.    Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane, May 1969 (Vert.)

21.    Joan Jett, April 10, 1982 (Horiz.)

22.    Rickie Lee Jones, November 21, 1984 (Horiz.)

23.    Cyndi Lauper, April 25, 1984 (Horiz.)

24.    Courtney Love of Hole, July 1995 (Vert.)

25.    Madonna, August 4, 1987 (Horiz.)

26.    Maria McKee of Lone Justice, October 1, 1985 (Horiz.)

27.    Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, May 20, 1980 (Vert.)

28.    Kim Deal of the Pixies, September 22, 1989 (Horiz.)

29.    Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, March 1987 (Horiz.)

30.    Linda Ronstadt, August 1978 (Vert.)

31.    Sandy West of the Runaways, July 17, 1976 (Vert.)

32.    Sade, December 15, 1985 (Horiz.)

33.    Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie and the Banshees, July 1991 (Vert.)

34.    Patti Smith, January 27, 1976 (Horiz.)

35.    Gwen Stefani, December 2006 (Horiz.)

36.    Bjork of the Sugarcubes, August 8, 1988 (Vert.)

37.    Rachel Sweet, April 27, 1980 (Horiz.)

38.    Donna Summer, April 11, 1978 (Vert.)

39.    Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads, August 8, 1983 (Horiz.)

40.    Alannah Currie, of the Thompson Twins, December 1, 1985 (Vert.)

41.    Aimee Mann of ‘Til Tuesday, June 15, 1985 (Horiz.)

42.    Tina Turner, June 18, 1984 (Vert.)

43.    Wendy O. Williams of the Plasmatics, February 22, 1982 (Vert.)


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