Morven Museum & Garden

Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey

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Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey

Curated by the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE
November 18, 2016—May 21, 2017


The Grammy Museum at L.A. Live, The Sally F. and James Scott Hill Foundation, Pheasant Hill Foundation, PNC Bank, and Ann and Austin Starkey


Like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan before him, Bruce Springsteen is a pillar of American music. Springsteen has turned his guitar into an instrument of change, using it to tap into the American psyche and connect with the blue-collar man and woman through his melodies and lyrics. From his humble beginnings of rehearsing in New Jersey garages to selling out arenas around the world, Springsteen’s career has spanned decades and crossed genres—and has never wavered from its upward trajectory.

Morven Museum & Garden is proud to present Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey. Traveling from the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, this exhibition features 42 photographs of the rock legend, and video interviews with five of the six photographers: Danny Clinch, Ed Gallucci, Eric Meola, Barry Schneier, Pamela Springsteen, and Frank Stefanko. Together they revisit Springsteen’s career as a frontman and songwriter, capturing his charisma and off-stage vulnerability.

The following special programs are scheduled in conjunction with the exhibition:

March 5, 2017
A Panel Discussion at Princeton University with the exhibition photographers moderated by Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum. They will discuss their adventures documenting the American music legend, dating back to 1972. You can view the video of the Panel Discussion HERE.

March 23, 2017
The Theologies of Bruce Springsteen
Join us at Luce Hall at the Center of Theological Inquiry for The Theologies of Bruce Springsteen. An intimate conversation with Azzan Yadin-Israel, Professor of Jewish Studies, Rutgers University, and Dr. William Storrar, Director of the Center of Theological Inquiry. They will discuss Yadin-Israel’s book The Grace of God and the Grace of Man: The Theologies of Bruce Springsteen (Lingua Press, 2013). You can view the video of Theologies of Bruce Springsteen HERE.

April 6, 2017
Springsteen on the Radio: 1973–Present
Radio legends, David Dye of WXPN and creator and host of The World Cafe, and Tom Cunningham host of Bruce Brunch on The Hawk 105.7 Classic Rock of the Jersey Shore will talk about Springsteen’s early career and the role the region’s radio stations played in launching the then-fledgling rock ‘n roller to a global audience. Frank Stefanko, whose photographs are featured in Morven’s current exhibition, Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey, will join the conversation and talk about his experiences working with Springsteen early in both their careers. The cover photo on Springsteen memoir, Born to Run, was shot by Stefanko in 1978. You can view the video of Springsteen on the Radio: 1973–21st Century HERE.