mu bruce springsteen on highwayPHOTO: Bruce on the Highway.  Photo Credit Pamela Springsteen
GRAMMY Museum® exhibit featuring photos of Bruce Springsteen on view at Monmouth University.

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (September 1, 2015) Monmouth University’s Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of a new gallery exhibit Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey taking place on the first floor of Rechnitz Hall’s DiMattio Gallery from September 8 through December 22. The exhibition was curated by the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE and features 45 iconic images of Bruce Springsteen. The opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Sunday, September 27 from 1 to 4 pm.

 

The Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey exhibit serves to document a great American music legend, and will feature photos taken by noted Springsteen photographers Danny Clinch, Ed Gallucci, Eric Meola, Pamela Springsteen and Frank Stefanko.

“Our goal with this exhibit is to define the career of Bruce Springsteen in an entirely new light, as captured by these five incredible photographers,” said GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli. “Each of these photographers was able to artfully document Bruce’s world, at different stages in his career. We are honored to partner with each of them in order to help tell the story of one of the most important figures in American music.”

Springsteen's recording career spans more than 40 years, beginning with 1973's Columbia Records release Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ. He has released 18 studio albums, garnered 20 GRAMMY Awards, won an Oscar, has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, was a 2009 Kennedy Center Honors recipient and was named the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year by The Recording Academy. Springsteen’s latest album High Hopes (Columbia) was released on January 14, 2014.

While the majority of the exhibit focuses on Springsteen offstage, four additional live performance photographs, shot by Barry Schneier, will be showcased. These photos were shot during the now famous Springsteen concert at Harvard Square Theater where famed Rolling Stone music journalist Jon Landau claimed, “I have seen the future of rock and roll, and its name is Bruce Springsteen.” Additionally, the exhibit will feature video interviews with each of the photographers, produced by the GRAMMY Museum.

In October 2014, Monmouth University was named an educational affiliate of the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum. The partnership provides students, faculty, and staff access to GRAMMY Museum content for educational purposes, curriculum resources, research programs, professional development seminars, collaborative marketing and promotions, project-based learning, and unique student internship opportunities. The connection also creates opportunities for students like internships, research programs, employment and accessibility to talent for events and production.

Monmouth University is also home to The Bruce Springsteen Special Collection, which comprises over 20,000 items from 47 countries that range from books and concert memorabilia to articles and promotional materials. The collection serves the research and informational needs of music fans, scholars, authors, and others with a serious interest in Bruce Springsteen’s life and career. Research access to collection is by appointment only. To make one, call Eileen Chapman at 732-571-3512 or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Bruce Springsteen Special Collection in conjunction with The Friends of Bruce Springsteen, will host a special panel/film screening called Born to Run at 40 that will be held on September 26 at Monmouth University.

The DiMattio Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. All gallery events are free and open to the public. For more information about these events and all Monmouth University Center for the Arts events, visit www.monmouth.edu/arts or call 732.263.5715.

Event:              Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey
Date:                September 8 – December 22, 2015
Reception:       September 27, 2015, from 1 – 4 p.m.
Where:             1st Floor, Rechnitz Hall’s DiMattio Gallery, Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch, N.J
Sponsored By: Monmouth University’s Center for the Arts
Cost:Free and Open to the Public