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Nov. 5, 2022 – Summer 2023

Museum Hours

Monday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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“Once Jim was in, he was another Stone. He caught us with our trousers down and got the ups and downs. I love his work, which must have been frustrating to do at times, but that is what happens on gigs like this. Wonderful work, and a great guy. He had a way with the shutter and an amazing way with the eye!” –Keith Richards on Jim Marshall

In early 1972, the Rolling Stones were putting finishing touches on Exile on Main Street, one of their greatest albums, at Sunset Sound recording studio in Los Angeles. Following its release, the album reached No. 1 worldwide and the band embarked on a raucous, star-studded and drug-fueled tour of the United States and Canada that included performances at the Hollywood Palladium and the Forum in Inglewood, as well as bygone venues in Long Beach and San Diego.

The Stones’ trips to Los Angeles had one thing in common: photographer Jim Marshall was there to document them. Marshall photographed Keith Richards and Mick Jagger working at Sunset Sound (at their request), and later, on assignment for Life magazine, joined the California leg of the ‘72 tour, where he shot intimate backstage scenes and dynamic performance stills. His masterful eye and unlimited access allowed Marshall to capture the Stones’ wild rock’n’roll energy at their best.

Content Overview:

This is a two-room display of Jim Marshall’s photos of the Rolling Stones from their 1972 US tour

  • 14 framed photos
  • 18 additional photos on a slideshow (projected in the gallery)
  • The Rolling Stones’ 1972 album, Exile on Main Street, is playing in the gallery.
  • The display continues in the adjoining gallery and features five of Jim’s five of Jim Marshall’s contact sheets and provide a bit more context/quotes from Marshall that will give visitors a better sense of his photography philosophy and process.