Paul McCartney Photography Exhibit To Open At Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum has announced a Paul McCartney photography exhibit opening later this.

Paul McCartney Photographs 1963-64: Eyes of the Storm is an exhibition revealing extraordinary photographs taken by McCartney at the height of Beatlemania.

Organized by the National Portrait Gallery in London, the exhibition will open at the Portland Art Museum on September 14, 2024, and run through January 19, 2025.

The exhibit will include more than 250 recently rediscovered photographs from McCartney’s personal archive, video clips and archival material. At a time when so many camera lenses were turned toward them, McCartney’s perspective from the inside out brings fresh insight into the band, their experiences, the fans, and the Beatlemania phenomenon.

Captured by McCartney during a pivotal three-month period for The Beatles in late 1963 and early 1964, the photographs evoke an affectionate family album, picturing his fellow band members John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

“Looking at these photos now, decades after they were taken, I find there’s a sort of innocence about them,” said McCartney. “Everything was new to us at this point. But I like to think I wouldn’t take them any differently today. They now bring back so many stories, a flood of special memories, which is one of the many reasons I love them all, and know that they will always fire my imagination.”

Paul McCartney Photographs 1963-64: Eyes of the Storm is curated by McCartney with Sarah Brown.

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