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Greg Harris panel

Rock, Roll Summer Peaks At Gala, Panel

AT FENIMORE MUSEUM:

Rock, Roll Summer

Peaks At Gala, Panel

Mark Spaziani of the Round House Rockers whips up ’60s-channeling dancers last Friday at The Fenimore Museum’s annual gala, organized this year on a rock ‘n’ roll theme, reflecting the summer’s hit show, “Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits.” (Fenimore Museum photos)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Be-costumed reveler Lucy Townsend appeared to go the Carnaby Street route, while Suzie Kingsley leaned toward Woodstock.

COOPERSTOWN – Even before the Herb Ritts exhibit arrived from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to The Fenimore Museum, the institutions shared a commonality.

“Ahmet Ertegun, who co-founded the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, was Gene Thaw’s roommate in college,” said Greg Harris, president.

The Herb Ritts photography exhibit, on loan from the Rock & Roll Hall through Labor Day, is on display across from the Thaw collection.

Harris was on hand for this year’s rock-themed Fenimore Museum Gala on Friday, July 12, where he gave a keynote speech about the relationships between music and art. “He went back in time and touched on a lot of things,” said Todd Kenyon, director of marketing.

The gala also included a live auction with auctioneer Don Raddatz, with grass-fed beef items from the Green Cow, Templeton Hall rentals and Bump Tavern dinner parties.

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