This unprecedented exhibition offers a firsthand look into the height of Beatlemania. Traveling from the National Portrait Gallery in London to Norfolk, the Chrysler Museum of Art will be the first venue in the United States. Captured by McCartney using his own Pentax Camera, the exhibition features more than 250 photographs taken between November 1963 and February 1964, illuminating the period in which the Beatles became international superstars.
The photographs were rediscovered in McCartney’s personal archive in 2020, which spanned just four months. McCartney describes this collection as “the eyes of the storm,” chronologically documenting the experiences of the band on their travels beginning in November 1963 at the height of Beatlemania and culminating with photographs taken in February 1964 during the final days of the band’s first triumphant trip to America. Most of these photographs have never been made into prints, existing as negatives and contact sheets for 60 years until now.
The event will start on December 5th and will end on April 7th, 2024. The exhibition will be displayed at Chrysler Museum of Art and will be located in Special Exhibition Galleries. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00PM and open Sunday from noon to 5:00 PM.
There is free admission and free onsite parking. Link to Visitor Guidelines