Author Archive

The Unfiltered Charm of Jet’s Beauties of the Week…The New Yorker  //

The New Yorker published a fine story on Black is Beautiful: JET Beauties of the Week, published by powerHouse Books featuring LaMonte McLemore‘s photography and edited by Chris Murray. Black is Beautiful also features essays by Sylvia Flanagan, Jayne Kennedy, Mickalene Thomas, and Chris Murray. In Jennifer Wilson‘s compelling story in The New Yorker, she […]

Elvis at 21 Event on April 24th in Georgetown at 1310 Kitchen  //

Lisa Marie Presley holding a copy of Elvis at 21 with Chris Murray, who co-authored Elvis at 21 with photographer Alfred Wertheimer. “Elvis at 21” is coming up on April 24th! Get your tickets now to make sure you don’t miss this awesome evening! Noted curator Chris Murray, who co-authored the book “Elvis at 21” […]

1310 Kitchen in Georgetown Presents Elvis at 21 with Chris Murray  //

On April 24th, Govinda Gallery Director, Chris Murray, will be presenting an audio/visual presentation of Alfred Wertheimer‘s remarkable photographs of Elvis Presley in 1956. The venue is at the 1310 Kitchen & Bar in the Georgetown Inn. Murray co-authored with Wertheimer Elvis at 21 (Insight Editions, 2023) and is the curator of Wertheimer’s museum and […]

David Fenton’s SHOTS Exhibition in Havana!  //

Protestors in the Reflecting Pool during an antiwar march, Washington, D.C., May 9, 1970. Govinda Gallery is pleased to announce David Fenton’s exhibition of photographs SHOTS: An American Photographer’s Journal, 1967-1972, opening December 1st in Havana, Cuba at the Center for Contemporary Art Wifredo Lam. Felipe Luciano, co-founder of the Young Lords Party,Newark, NJ, July 23, 1970. […]

Bob Dylan Center Exhibition Interview with Chris Murray on WTOP  //

Becoming Bob Dylan: Earliest photos capture music legend before he was famous by Neal Augenstein The earliest professional photos of a then-unknown 19-year-old Bob Dylan in 1961, which capture the future legend in the vibrant folk music scene in New York City, will soon be the focus of an exhibition at the Bob Dylan Center, curated […]

Ted Russell’s Photographs Coming to the Bob Dylan Center  //

BOB DYLAN CENTER TO HOST BECOMING BOB DYLAN: PHOTOGRAPHS BY TED RUSSELL 1961–1964 EXHIBITION OF RARE IMAGES FROM BOB DYLAN’S EARLY YEARS IN NEW YORK OPENS APRIL 26 TULSA, Okla.: The Bob Dylan Center® (BDC) will host Becoming Bob Dylan: Photographs by Ted Russell 1961–1964, an exhibition of rare images from Bob Dylan’s early years […]

From the Archive: Glen Friedman, Ian MacKaye, Eric Brace, and Govinda Gallery, June 6, 2000  //

It was not long after the “turn of the century” in May of 2000 that Govinda Gallery presented the first exhibition of Glen Friedman’s photographs. Here is a short video of Friedman talking about meeting the MacKaye Brothers at a Bad Brains’ show, along with some commentary by Eric Brace and Chris Murray.

Jimi Hendrix’s 80th Birthday  //

Jimi Hendrix at Mason’s Yard, London, 1967. © Gered Mankowitz. Today would be Jimi Hendrix’s 80th birthday. Jimi was the ‘Greatest Of All Time’ at what he did. Here is a link to John Kelly’s story in the Washington Post about Govinda Gallery director Chris Murray’s evening with Jimi Hendrix, as well as Murray’s post […]

Sound & Vision, Elvis and Junior Marvin at 1310 Kitchen & Bar!  //

Last week Jenn Crovato, Chef extraordinaire and proprietor of 1310 Kitchen & Bar in Georgetown, Washington DC, hosted Sound & Vision Monumental Rock & Roll Photography featuring an illustrated talk and book signing with Chris Murray, Director of Govinda Gallery.  The event also featured food favored by many of the music icons seen in the Sound & Vision presentation. The event […]

Happy Birthday George Harrison  //

George Harrison, Madison Square Garden, August 1, 1971. Photo by Barry Feinstein. And yes—all ‘things’ do pass, except: the one true path in George’s songs. The ever-present wisdom path which leads to the awakening of love…asleep within us all. ~Donovan From Donovan’s preface to George Harrison: Be Here Now by Barry Feinstein with Chris Murray […]

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