12. Ramones and the Birth of Punk at the Queens Museum
Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk is a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the first album of the Ramones in 1976. The Queens Museum and the Grammy Museum have partnered in a two-part exhibition, each part exploring the group ‘s lasting influence through a different lens. The Queens Museum will take viewers through the Ramones’ roots in Queens, their music, fashion, fine art, comics and film. The Grammy Museum will present a broader picture of the band as a pantheon of music and pop culture.
On display will be a colorful wall of concert posters spanning five continents and three decades, and more than 150 snapshots, fliers, posters, t-shirts, tour itineraries and memorabilia on loan from the Ramones’ longtime tour manager, Monte A. Melnick. Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk will be on view from April 10 through July 31, 2016 at the Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. Opening Reception April 10 from 4-8 pm.
While you’re at the Queens Museum, check out Nonstop Metropolis: The Remix. Here you will find writer, historian and activist, Rebecca Solnit giving viewers a peek into her trilogy of Atlas books, proposing creative mapping as a means to relay alternative histories of place. This year, the third and final book in the series will have New York City as its subject. Nonstop Metropolis: The Remix will be on view from April 10 through January 1, 2017.