North Central College Fine & Performing Arts

North Central College Features Woodstock Photo Exhibit in Oesterle Library Gallery

Published on 8/30/2019

Naperville, Ill., August 30, 2019 – Taking place exactly 50 years after Woodstock, our celebration marks the anniversary of an event that changed our culture and redefined music. Originally publicized in 1969 as “An Aquarian Experience: Three Days of Peace and Music,” this festival was held August 15-17 in Bethel, N.Y.; later being known as “Woodstock.”

Republic Bank and North Central College Fine and Performing Arts cordially invite you to join us for a photo exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and revisit some of these rare moments in pop culture. The exhibit entitled, “Woodstock: A Look Back,” includes more than 40 images from amateur and professional photographers who attended the now-famous event-of-a-generation in Bethel, N.Y.

Join Will Barnett, associate professor of history, Kelley Tatro, assistant professor of music, Steve Macek, professor of communication, and Mark Rice, festival attendee for a panel discussion about the historical, cultural and musical significance of Woodstock on the 50th anniversary. This panel discussion will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 3, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in Smith Hall on the second floor of Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St.

The exhibit is on display now through September 8 in the Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St.  Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The gallery will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day. Admission for this exhibit is free and open to the public.

This exhibit is among many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).