Ramones retrospective is coming to Queens Museum in April

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Punk rock lovers! A retrospect to examine the influence of legendary band Ramones on music and art is coming to Queens Museum in April.

The exhibit entitled “Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk,” was born of the initiative of the new museum director Laura Raicovich, to introduce programming focused on Queens.

Ramones were formed in 1974 in Forest Hills, and are often cited as the first band to define the punk rock sound.

The retrospect will feature 350 objects, from the band’s archives, as well as of Arturo Vega, who designed the band’s logo; from artists like Shepard Fairey and Yoshitomo Nara; and from Mad magazine and Punk magazine, the New York Times reported.

Organized in collaboration with Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, the exhibit will run between April 10 and July 31. The Ramones retrospect will run concurrently with Queens International, a biannual exhibition, held since 2001, that showcases artists who live or work in Queens, and a show devoted to the writer and activist Rebecca Solnit.

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