KMSB "Fox-11 Forum," Sunday, October 2, 2011, 7:30 AM

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By Bryce Potter By Bryce Potter

Host Bob Lee interviews Robert Knight, Executive Director, Julie Sasse, Chief Curator & Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Tucson Museum of Art & Historic Block. “Who Shot Rock & Roll” is a photographic history from 1955 to the present.  It opens in Tucson Oct. 23 and runs through January 15, 2012.

Knight says it’s the first major museum exhibition to put photographers in the foreground.  He says it is guest-curated by Gail Buckland of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, where the exhibition is permanently-housed. He says it is perfect for Tucson due to Tucson’s lively and vibrant music scene and because of the keen interest in photography here.   

Sasse says the exhibition also offers the opportunity to involve a wide range of arts and cultural organizations in the community in a “thematic project.”   She says the Brooklyn Museum has a long history of doing large scale group exhibitions like this one and it is hoped that this will serve as a “springboard” to show what Tucson can do.  

Knight says the exhibition is for all ages and gives those who see it the opportunity to relive the exciting life and times of the rock and roll legends who really helped define our culture.  He says this exhibition not only showcases a wide variety of musicians and eras, it also celebrates and acknowledges the artistic achievements of many unsung “heroes” of rock and roll journalism.