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Exhibit Offers Closer Look At Rock & Roll Icons

Posted June 14, 2001

— On Sunday, a record crowd showed up at the University of North Carolina's Ackland Art Museum for the opening of their newest exhibit.

"Linda McCartney's Sixties - Portrait of an Era" offers a closer look at some rock & roll icons and a better understanding of the woman behind the lens. McCartney started taking pictures in the mid-60s and her career spanned three decades.

Close to 50 photographs line the walls of the museum, giving you an intimate look at some of rock & roll's biggest icons.

"She had the eye, the instinct and the intuition to know here's a photo. She has given us perhaps the most enduring image of this particular moment in culture," said Jerry Bolas, executive director of the Ackland Art Museum.

Many of her famous photographs are part of the exhibit at the Ackland Art Musuem. For some, the exhibit represents a show that is more like a personal journey.

"I walk through and hear different pieces of music like someone's turning up the dial. There are many people who come to this exhibit who can remember what they were doing when they first heard a particular song," Bolas said.

The exhibit runs through August 19. The Ackland Art Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

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