Lonely Planet Writer

The Rolling Stones 'Exhibitionism' opens at the Palazzo in Las Vegas

An exhibition dedicated to The Rolling stones has made its U.S West Coast debut this week, opening at the Palazzo in Las Vegas for a four-month stint.

The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism Las Vegas
The exhibition pulls together over 500 rare items that help tell the story of the band. Image by Kelly Frey

Called, “Exhibitionism”, the project brings together over 500 rare items, and  features an immersive 3D experience charting the history of the band, as well as its impact on pop culture, music, fashion, art and film. Created in partnership with DHL, the Las Vegas exhibition follows the project’s global premiere in London, which was followed by a residency in Chicago. Exhibitionism is the largest touring experience of its kind ever to be staged, and the first time the history of the band has been explored in such thorough detail.

The exhibition allows visitors to follow the rise of the band from its early days, when the members all lived in a tiny flat together off the King’s Road in London’s Chelsea neighbourhood, through to its rise headlining the biggest stages in the world. The project was produced with full participation from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood and includes a collection of cherished instruments, clothes, handwritten lyrics books, personal diaries, recordings and never-before-seen film and photographs. A screening cinema and interactive recording studio are also included, with the experience culminating in a 3D concert that brings viewers backstage to onstage.

“We’ve been thinking about this for quite a long time but we wanted it to be just right and on a large scale,” said Mick Jagger. “It’s not going to be like walking into a museum. It’s going to be an event, an experience. It’s about a sense of The Rolling Stones – it’s something we want people to go away talking about it.”

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The exhibition includes instruments, clothes, handwritten lyrics books, personal diaries and recordings. Image by Kelly Frey

Original pieces from key collaborators of the band are also on display, including works by Andy Warhol, John Pasche (who designed the band’s iconic tongue logo), fashion designers Ossie Clark and Alexander McQueen, artist Shepard Fairey, producer Don Was and film director Martin Scorsese.

The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism is open now, running until 31 January 2018. More information on visiting is available at the official website.