If you are looking for a good reason to visit Nashville this spring & you’re a fan of The Rolling Stones…the ‘Exhibitionism’ is ready for you.
The Rolling Stones’ Exhibitionism — the band’s first ever multimedia career retrospective — will have a limited exclusive Nashville run at the Musicians Hall Of Fame & Museum starting on March 29th, with no end date announced. The exhibit follows five-month runs in London, Manhattan, Chicago, and will wind down its Las Vegas run on February 25th. In the announcement for Exhibitionism, Mick Jagger explained: “We’ve been thinking about this for quite a long time but we wanted it to be just right and on a large scale. It’s not going to be like walking into a museum. It’s going to be an event, an experience. It’s about a sense of the Rolling Stones — it’s something we want people to go away talking about it.”
Jagger explained that every era of the Stones is chronicled in an exhaustive — but still entertaining — manner: “It’s interesting because you go from a long time ago into, almost, the present day. It is not an exhibition about the ’60s only. It’s a long thing. So, you say, ‘Okay, more or less, I saw him in that outfit, y’know, when I lost saw the concert.’ So, I think it’s good, it’s pretty bang up to date.”
Jagger went on to explain how Exhibitionism, with its multi-faceted design and layout, breaks new ground: [“You’re seeing all the obvious things, y’know, you’re seeing a lot of guitars that you’d expect from a rock band — but you’re also seeing the art, you’re seeing the staging. There’s some really incredible staging — if you’re interested in that kind of thing. And you think, ‘Well, who’s interested in that?’ But, actually, they’re really fascinated in those stage things. And when I look at all those, I think, ‘Oh, I’m really proud of being involved in this staging.’ And I’m still working on staging. And y’know, I mean, like, how are you gonna stage the Desert (Trip) show?”
One of the most brilliant parts of the exhibit is the recreation of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and co-founder Brian Jones’ squalid apartment in London’s Edith Grove, complete with filthy bedroom and kitchen. The exhibit underscores the horrible living conditions with a putrid smell that can only be described as spoiled milk, garbage, and filthy clothes pushed through from the overhead vents.
Info from Pulse Of Radio.