Lectures and Performances

To register for any program, use the links provided, or call us at 772.231.0707 x 116

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All programs are subject to change.


Public Programs Inspired by Rock ‘N’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip: Photographs by Robert Landau

In conjunction with the vibrant exhibition Rock ‘N’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip: Photographs by Robert Landau, the VBMA is excited to offer a selection of public programs designed to complement and enhance the exhibition.

The Evolutionary Art of the Music Video: Rock and Roll and Beyond
Saturday, August 17, 2024 at 1:30pm
Leonhardt Auditorium

$12 per person for VBMA Members
$15 for non-members

Space is limited; pre-registration is required.
Tickets include admission to the galleries. Come early to see the exhibition.

Join us for a captivating journey through the evolution of the music video, from the swinging sixties to the digital era. Curated and narrated by Xaque Gruber, this program will showcase groundbreaking artistic music videos by icons like Bowie, The Beatles, Eurythmics, Bjork, Beyonce, and more. Experience the innovative techniques in cinematography, editing, and storytelling that transformed music videos into a powerful form of artistic expression.

Register for The Evolutionary Art of the Music Video: Rock and Roll and Beyond

Good Day Sunshine State: The Beatles in 1964 Florida
Bob Kealing, Author and Historian
Saturday, August 31, 2024 at 3:00 pm
Leonhardt Auditorium


Through dozens of primary interviews, letters, photographs, and court transcripts, Bob Kealing, an Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist, author, and historian, recounts the Beatles’ transformative visit through the potboiler that was 1964 Florida. This lecture offers a local perspective of the VBMA’s current exhibition Rock ‘N’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip illustrating how global music phenomena like the Beatles influenced Florida’s cultural scene during a dynamic era.

Take advantage of Free Admission Saturday on August 31! Admission to the VBMA and this lecture are free – no registration required.

This Florida Talks program was sponsored in part by Florida Humanities with funds from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the aforementioned entities.