The Cabot is excited to announce a partnership with The David Bieber Archives to present a Woodstock-themed exhibit entitled “Back To The Garden: 1969 & The Woodstock Era” starting this …
“THE LEADING AUTHORITY AND LARGEST COLLECTION OF POP CULTURE ON EARTH”
– Joseph Baldassare, Arthouse 18
Save The Stuff You Love! is the de facto mantra of the David Bieber Archives. And that’s what David Bieber has been doing his whole life. Now, after 35 years in cold storage, the always-growing collection, a vast stockpile of media, music, film and pop culture artifacts, is finally seeing the light of day.
The Archives has the goods, preserving more than 1,000,000 pieces of memorabilia, including: vinyl albums, 45s, CDs, cassettes, 8-tracks, reel-to-reels, videos, DVDs, comics, posters, record store and movie theatre displays, promo items, books, magazines, newspapers, fanzines, photos, press kits, autographs, political banners, artwork, toys and games, commemorative bottles and cans, instruments, TVs, stereos, radios, telephones, assorted electronics, apparel, furniture, packaging, signage, and miscellaneous ephemera.
From early-20th century to present day, vintage to modern, common to ultra rare, there’s nothing quite like it. As David puts it, the collection is meant to represent “a cultural moment that actually existed in time, and for the most part was discarded. It tells the story of what has happened.”
It took twelve tractor trailer trucks to bring the David Bieber Archives to its current location at the Norwood Space Center, a converted mill complex situated between Boston and Providence. Although not open to the public, select items from the Archives are currently on permanent display in the lobby and guest rooms of the Verb Hotel and also the Boch Center’s Wang Theatre Music Hall exhibit room of Folk, Americana & Roots music. We’re excited to share the collection via future exhibits, collaborations and partnerships with like-minded clients and installations across the country.