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Photos: A First Look At The Big Rolling Stones Exhibit At Navy Pier

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 14, 2017 2:53PM

Exhibitionism, the multimedia exhibit centering on the history of The Rolling Stones, is all set to open on Saturday. We got a sneak peek at the installation as the finishing touches were being put on it earlier this week at its home in Festival Hall B at Navy Pier.

Our initial takeaway is that there's a little something for everyone in the show, which features various memorabilia from the band's career. Recreations of the band's early living quarters, a mid-period recording studio, and a build-out of the band's backstage area all do a good job of providing the immersive aspect we would expect from an exhibit like this. Of course there is also the various fan-related collateral, including magazines and various pressings of the band's music from throughout the years. And yes, there are guitars upon guitars for visitors to gawk over and appreciate, as well as a selection of stage costumes the band has worn onstage over the years.

If you're looking for something carrying any real depth, as did the recent David Bowie Is exhibit, Exhibitionism is not meant to be that sort of trip. Instead it feels more like an extension of a Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame exhibit, heavy on visuals but light on much historical context. It is, however, an enjoyable romp through bits and pieces of The Rolling Stones that will please even the casual fan.

Exhibitionism runs from April 15 through July 30 and tickets are available now.