SFO’s Rockin’ New Exhibit: The Evolution of the Record


If you’re traveling by plane this holiday season, SFO’s Terminal 2 has a rockin’ new exhibit worth checking out. As you head to your gate (or deal with crazy flight delays), snag a glimpse of “Revolutions per Minute: The Evolution of the Record” and “The Art of the Album Cover.” The new exhibits trace the history of the record from wind-up phonographs and portable 45s to picture discs and colored vinyl. Expect an awesome array of vintage players, records, and album covers designed by the likes Jim Flora, Reid Miles, and Andy Warhol. Here are a few highlights: 

Above: Berliner “Trademark” gramophone,  1901

Above: Elektrohome record player, 1970s

Above: Portable record player, 1960s

The exhibit runs through March 2012 so you’ll have plenty of time to catch the show before it hits the road.

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