After sixteen weeks at the Queens Museum, “Hey! Ho! Let’s Go! Ramones and the Birth of Punk” closes this Sunday, July 31. It’s been a memorable run, with crowds exceeding 3,000 on opening day, causing 90-minute lines for the exhibition. The final attendance is not yet in, but it’s certain to break museum records. The show has also been a media hit, with coverage in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Daily News, New York Post, Associated Press, Telegraph, Guardian, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Rolling Stone, Channel Thirteen, Soundcheck (WNYC), Vice, Newsday, L’Express, Fox 5, WWD, Billboard, and just about every blog you can imagine.
The secrets to success: a great story, unusual memorabilia, compelling art, and the incredible music of the Ramones. Catch the exhibition’s last week in New York before it travels to the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, where it will open on September 16.
“Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!” was co-curated by Marc H. Miller of Gallery 98.
Ramones Exhibit Rocks Queens
Metrofocus, July 07, 2016
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