The exhibit includes 40 large-format photographs by Alfred Wertheimer, who was hired to shoot the star before he became the rock ‘n’ roll king. The photographs capture an intimacy with the artist in small-town spots across America. The exhibit is thus an insightful and candid glimpse into his life provided by access that would later become nonexistent after he catapulted to international fame within the same year. For instance, one photo shows Elvis sitting at a lunch counter undisturbed by paparazzi, groupies, impersonators, and the other obsessive types who are attached to his legacy.
The exhibit runs through June 13. Admission costs $14. Call 561-392-2500, visit bocamuseum.org or for more info email us at firstname.lastname@example.org