Golden Age of Album Covers exhibit coming to Bonifas

Wikicommons photo The artwork for the gatefold cover of this 1970 Miles Davis album was created by Mati Klarwein.

ESCANABA — Art and music collide with the Bonifas Arts Center’s newest exhibit, the “Golden Age of Album Covers.”

The exhibit will be on display through Wednesday, Oct. 24 in the Alice Powers Gallery and is an amazing collection of 80 iconic album covers. The covers show how original artwork was used for the first time to advertise the albums and add value by enhancing the meaning of the music.

“The Golden Age of Album Covers” is the curated collection of retired humanities professor and former Bay College instructor Doug Sjoquist.

“This collection will take viewers back in time to when record companies used art history to market and sell contemporary bands and music,” says Bonifas Gallery and Regional Projects Director Pasqua Warstler. “Since he was a freshman at NMU, when he saw for the first time the album ‘In the Court of the Crimson King,’ Doug Sjoquist has been collecting the colorful, creative album covers that incorporated work of famous artists and addressed the conceptual content of the music being offered.”

For more information on this exhibit, call the Bonifas at 906-786-3833 or visit www.bonifasarts.org.

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