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Marin's Rock Art Scene

Presented by MarinMOCA at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato CA

Sep 12 2020
Nov 08 2020
Marin's Rock Art Scene

Rock On! 50 years of rock art and rock history in Marin (open by appointment only)

Panel Discussion (livestreamed via
* Wednesday, September 30, 5:00 pm

Exhibition Dates:
*  September 12 – November 8

Many Marinites have been disappointed by the cancellation of their favorite music festivals this summer.

MarinMOCA is offering the next best thing – an exhibit of Marin’s Rock Art that will bring music memories alive.

“Marin’s Rock Art Scene” documents Marin County as ground zero to the explosion of rock music in the late 60s, with local musicians, artists and music venues that were central to the movement. Starting with the Grateful Dead’s first Marin home in Olompali to the halls of Mt. Tamalpais high school where Tupac Shakur roamed, viewers will enjoy fifty years of rock history and rock art.

The show features photography from Herb Greene and Jay Blakesberg, vintage posters by Stanley Mouse, Randy Tuten, Bonnie MacLean and Wes Wilson, original artwork by Joan Baez and Dave Getz, and priceless memorabilia, such as a Gibson electric guitar signed by the Jefferson Airplane.

Visitors will also encounter photographs of hand-painted concert sets for Santana and the Grateful Dead by artist George Mead. Collectible images of Joan Baez, Mimi Farina, the Grateful Dead, Carlos Santana, Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company, Sons of Champlin, Elvin Bishop, Sammy Hagar, David Crosby, Neil Young, Green Day, The Fools, John Lee Hooker and Michael Franti are included in the exhibit. Posters and handbills from Pepperland, Mt. Tamalpais Amphitheater, the Fillmore, Winterland and more will also be on view

The exhibit is sponsored by Bread & Roses, The Rock Poster Society, Mike’s Bikes, and Bruce Burtch. 20% of all art sales will be donated to Bread & Roses, a Marin-based non-profit which brings hope, healing and joy through live music to isolated residents of homeless shelters, correction facilities, health care centers and convalescent homes  in the SF Bay Area.

The exhibit is open by appointment only.

Schedule your visit today via the appointment calendar on our website.


Purchase tickets at the door (by appointment only):
$10 – General Admission
$8 – Seniors and Students
Free – MarinMOCA members and Children 12 and under

Live Streamed Panel Discussion:
Free, register here

Contact: 415-506-0137


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Additional time info:

Museum Hours (by appointment only):  Wed-Sun, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Live Streamed Panel Discussion:  Wednesday, Sep 30, 5:00 pm PT


Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

500 Palm Drive, Novato, CA 94949


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