Psychedelic poster artist Gary Grimshaw showcased at Detroit Historical Museum

The work of rock poster artist Gary Grimshaw will be on display at the Detroit Historical Museum, with an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. The Detroit Historical Museum is located at 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit. More information is available at detroithistorical.org.

The Detroit Historical Museum is located at 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit. More information is available at detroithistorical.org. Atwater Brewery beer will be served, and reproductions of Grimshaw's posters will be available for purchase. Be sure to stick around for a special screening of the Grande Ballroom doc Louder than Love

Grimshaw died in January of this year after suffering from health problems, including a brain tumor and multiple strokes. Grimshaw's designs for bands like the MC5 became synonymous with the Grande Ballroom scene in Detroit in the '60s, and he enjoyed renewed interest in recent years thanks to the "garage rock" revival. As Grimshaw told MT's Brett Callwood in 2006, his posters had become so collectible that even he couldn't afford to buy his own work anymore.

Read Brett Callwood's full obituary for Grimshaw, or flip through a slideshow of 20 of Grimshaw's grooviest posters.




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