June 15, 2024

The Rolling Stones’ ‘Exhibitionism’ hits Chicago

Rolling Stones' Exhibitionism

Making its Chicago debut, the first ever major exhibition for one of history’s most influential bands, the Rolling Stones’ Exhibitionism debuted at Navy Pier.

The four-month long engagement covers all things Stones’ through the bands history and influence in fashion, film, design and the recording process.

Breaking boundaries throughout their career The Rolling Stones have been on the forefront of history with their music. Exhibitionism showcases this with private archives with more than 500 rare items exploring the Stone’s from the very beginning.

Over 190 original works of art pieces and design galleries are all on display featuring some of the world’s most well renowned photographers, contemporary artists and designers. Original works include from the likes of Andy Warhol to a new film narrated documentary film on the Stones’ live performance and career by Martin Scorsese.

Throughout the tour fans will see what went on behind the scenes for some of the bands biggest moments. This massive collection of music history is the largest touring exhibition with nearly 18,000 square feet. The experience concludes with a 3D concert of the Stones.

Rolling Stones' Exhibitionism
Rolling Stones’ Exhibitionism at Navy Pier. Photo Jesus J. Montero

A recreated apartment flat that band members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones shared in 1962 starts off the tour.

Curator IIeen Gallagher noted in choosing the right items to showcase by deciding what story they told to the exhibit. Gallagher was given access to an achieve the band has outside of London. Gathering items there, Gallagher was excited to see how Chicago would welcome Exhibitionism.

“I think it will be very well received in Chicago. The Stones’ came here their first time in America in 1964 so they really kind of have a soft spot in their heart for Chicago.”  Gallagher shared. “It’s really meaningful to them also because of the blues history in the city.”

Tickets range from $32- $35 for adults, $25-$27 for Students/Senior (65+)/Military and $20-$22 for juniors (ages 6-16). VIP tickets are available for $80, which includes entry to the Exhibition on two separate days (2 visits); VIP Souvenir Ticket and Lanyard; the ability to arrive on any day for any session with no advance booking; and the VIP Fast track entry lane into the exhibit

Rolling Stones – Gallery