The National Portrait Gallery, The Heckscher Museum, The Sordoni Gallery and Sol Art Gallery Open Exhibitions in Association with Govinda Gallery this October

by Chris Murray on September 28, 2010

Govinda Gallery is gearing up for an exciting fall/winter season with four major exhibitions opening this October.

This Friday, October 1st, Sol Art Gallery in Dublin, in association with Govinda Gallery, launches an exhibition of Donovan Sapphographs. The show follows the extraordinary SapphoFest 2010 exhibitions in Athens and Nafplio in June. Donovan will be in concert just a few days later on October 6th in Dublin at the historic Olympia Theatre. A great city for poetry, literature and theatre, Dublin will surely enjoy Donovan’s exhibition and concert.
Sappho’s Drum. Copyright © Donovan.

The next day, October 2nd, an exhibition opens at the Heckscher Museum on Long Island, featuring over fifteen photographers exhibited by Govinda Gallery. Among the photographers in Rock On! Masterworks of Rock Photography are Art Kane, Jonathan Mannion, Greg Gorman, Firooz Zahedi, William Coupon, Claude Gassian, Gered Mankowitz, and Kate Simon, among others. This exhibition was organized by Lisa Chalif at the Heckscher Museum, in association with Govinda Gallery, and continues through January 9th, 2011.

Jimi Hendrix. Copyright © Gered Mankowitz.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania has organized the first museum exhibition of the renowned photo journalist David Burnett’s photographs of Bob Marley and the Jamaican music scene in 1976. The Sordoni is having a public opening reception for Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley on October 22nd, 6PM to 9PM, and will be serving Caribbean and vegetarian food along with a live performance by the George Wesley Band. David Burnett will be signing copies of his book Soul Rebel, edited by Chris Murray. The Sordoni exhibition is organized in conjunction with Govinda Gallery. There is a terrific series of educational programs presented along with the exhibition. The exhibition continues through December 12th.

Bob Marley. Copyright © David Burnett.

The National Portrait Gallery in Washington opens its doors October 23rd to the much anticipated exhibition Elvis at 21, Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer. This exhibition was developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Govinda Gallery and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Alfred Wertheimer, featured in January’s Vanity Fair, will be signing copies of the exhibition catalogue Elvis 1956 at the National Portrait Gallery bookstore and gift shop on Saturday October 23rd at 12 PM. Elvis 1956 was edited by Govinda Gallery Director Chris Murray and features essays by exhibition curators Murray, Amy Henderson and E. Warren Perry. Wertheimer’s photographs of Elvis Presley constitute a rare and unique document of the greatest rock and roll star of all time. His photographs are a national treasure.

Elvis Presley. Copyright © Alfred Wertheimer.

Don’t miss this exhibition. Grateful acknowledgement to History for its support of this exhibition.

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6 responses to “The National Portrait Gallery, The Heckscher Museum, The Sordoni Gallery and Sol Art Gallery Open Exhibitions in Association with Govinda Gallery this October”

  1. Maury Palmer says:

    Thanks Chris,

    Your news is always appreciated here.


  2. Joe Triscari says:

    Dear Chris,
    You are up to excellent work!
    I know you are extremely busy. I wonder if you have had time to look at my main body of work.

  3. Sharon Lang says:

    Chris, these events are amazing! Any chance that the New York and/or PA exhibits might come to D.C.?

  4. Joanne Libby-Edwards says:

    Thanks Chris,

    Exciting information! I’ll be in Dublin at the time of Donovan’s exhibition, and intend to see it. Take care, Chris. I hope to see you soon.

  5. Thanks for including my name again, Chris. However, this is the second time it is wrong. I am not G. Warren Perry, but rather, E. Warren Perry. Please fix it or I will make sure every National Portrait Gallery blog and webpiece that mentions your name has it listed as Chris Murphy, Gofinda Gallery.

    Love you, buddy,

  6. Pallas Pidgeon says:

    Thanks for this info, Chris, and it was wonderful talking to you last week.


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