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Musicians imaged from deep in the Archives

The new exhibition from the Cary Graphic Design Archive, Musicians: Photographs by Bob Cato, celebrates the music photography of Bob Cato, (1923–1999). Captured by Cato’s lens are many of the 20th-century’s greatest musical artists, spanning a variety of genres. His photography is rooted in his work for Columbia Records but expands to his personal relationships with the artists. From Stravinsky and Copland, to Miles and Coltrane, to Dylan and Clapton, Cato shot not only as an art director, but also as a colleague and admirer.

The show features contemporary large format prints, sometimes never before published, from Cato's archive of photos, negatives, and slides. Viewers will be treated to candid views of some musical icons who ruled when vinyl was king.

The exhibition is on view in the RIT University Gallery, Booth Hall from April 6 through June 26, 2015. An opening reception is planned April 16 from 5 to 7 p.m.