Jay Blakesberg’s first solo museum show opens this coming weekend, October 16, 2022, at the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ.
“This first solo museum retrospective of Jay Blakesberg’s photography will take over four galleries at the Morris Museum, New Jersey’s only Smithsonian Affiliate. Jay’s photographic journey began in Clark, New Jersey in 1978, just 25 miles away from the Morris Museum. Borrowing his father’s Pentax Camera, Jay began photographing the bands he loved and the friends in his orbit. In his basement darkroom, he pumped out 8×10’s to thumbtack to his bedroom wall and share with friends, with the only goal to create his own personal memorabilia. Without knowing it then, these earliest photographs would become the foundation for Jay’s extensive archive.
Join us for a special public opening event on October 16. This event, free with Museum Admission, will feature a 60-minute slideshow presentation by Jay Blakesberg, a walking tour of the exhibit and a book signing for his new release “RetroBlakesberg: Volume One, The Film Archives” – which was curated by his daughter Ricki Blakesberg.”
The exhibition runs from October 14, 2022 to February 5, 2023. Tickets here.
Check out Jay’s new book: RetroBlakesberg – Volume One: The Film Archives a 312 page hard cover coffee table book presenting a vast collection of Jay Blakesberg’s iconic images shot on film spanning four decades.