News Hartwick’s Yager Museum Extends “Front Row Center,” Adds Films, Live Music to Enhance Exhibit

November 3, 2022

The Yager Museum of Art & Culture at Hartwick College will be extending its popular fall exhibition, Front Row Center: Icons of Rock, Larry Hulst, Jimi Hendrix at the Golden Bear Raceway, Cal Expo, April 26, 1970, photograph, courtesy of the artistBlues, and Soul, through December 8, and has scheduled two films and a live concert to augment the show.

The photos of legendary concert photographer Larry Hulst provide visitors an all-access pass to some of the most memorable musical performances ever captured on film. The exhibition features 75 photographic prints of everyone from Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix through B.B. King and Lauryn Hill. Front Row Center: Icons of Rock, Blues, and Soul is organized and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally.

On Saturday, November 5, at 1:30 p.m., the Museum will also present “On the Road,” an episode of the PBS-TV series Icon: Music Through the Lens. From the embryonic days of the modern music industry, live music photography has provided some of the most visually striking and era-defining imagery. Visitors will hear first-hand recollections and eye-opening stories from early photographic trailblazers, and those still devoted to capturing the magic of live music, including Gered Mankowitz, Jill Furmanovsky, Kevin Westenberg, Terry O’Neill, Neal Preston, Roger Sargent, and Rankin.

The following Saturday, November 12, at 1:30 p.m., in observance of Native American Heritage Month, the Museum will screen Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World. This award-winning documentary illuminates the profound influence of Indigenous people on North American popular music. From Mildred Bailey to Link Wray to Robbie Robertson, pioneering Native American musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.

Live music will come to the Yager on Thursday, November 17, at 6 p.m. via “Killdeer Trio Plays for Larry Hulst.” Killdeer Trio is a genre-defying band specializing in original compositions and group improvisations that blend modern jazz, rock, folk, and hip-hop into a unique and accessible style. Performing amongst Hulst’s striking photographs of music icons, the trio will draw inspiration and energy from the images to deliver an engaging and memorable concert. Killdeer Trio is comprised of Hartwick College Artists-in-Residence Wyatt Ambrose and Evan Jagels, as well as Cherry Valley-based drummer Sebastian Green.

The Yager is the Oneonta area’s only museum of art and culture. The Museum reopens for the Fall Semester on Tuesday, August 30 and will be open Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30-4:30 when the College is in session. The Museum is closed Sundays, Mondays, and College holidays. Admission is free and parking is available near the entrance on the first floor of Yager Hall. To reach the Museum, take West Street to Clinton Street and turn right onto Cayuga Drive. Follow Cayuga Drive to Yager Hall.

For more information on The Yager and these exhibitions, visit the museum’s website or Facebook page, call 607-431-4480, or e-mail Museum Coordinator Doug Kendall at